Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

08.01 14 Jan 2020


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Efforts will continue today to restore electricity to the thousands of homes and businesses that remain without power after Storm Brendan.

The storm brought strong winds and heavy rain yesterday - causing power cuts, fallen trees and flooding.

At the peak of the storm yesterday, ESB networks said around 50,000 customers were without power.

With power restored to a majority of the homes and businesses yesterday evening, crews were due out before first light this morning to deal with the outages in the areas still without electricity.

Around 4,000 customers were still without electricity on Tuesday morning.

ESB spokesperson Derek Hynes said they hope to have everyone back up and running by today.

He explained: "Predominantly overnight in the north-west and south-east we had some homes and businesses without power.

"We're going to be working really hard across all day today, and we're really confident that we'll have power back to everybody by this evening."

Wind warnings that were issued for the country yesterday were lifted yesterday evening.

Southern and western counties saw some of the most significant winds and storm surges yesterday, with water overtopping the flood defences in parts of Galway during high tide:

The strongest gust measured during the storm was 135 km/h at Roches Point weather station on the south coast.

Amid warnings for people to avoid coastal areas, the Irish Coast Guard at Howth in north Dublin investigated reports that people were putting themselves "at risk" during the storm.

Main image: ESB crews check for storm damage in Kildare as Storm Brendan hits the country. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

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