13/01/2020

Up To 50,000 Without Power As Storm Brendan Moves Across Ireland

Up to 50,000 homes and businesses are without power as Storm Brendan makes its way across Ireland.

With gusts of up to 135km/h recorded in the west, forecaster Met Éireann has said that there will be "several hours of very dangerous weather".

A Status Orange wind warnings have been issued for all counties, with the storm expected to increase in strength throughout the day. There is a risk of localised flooding, local structural damage and uprooted trees.

The number of properties without power is expected to increase throughout the day, ESB Networks has warned.

(MH/CM)

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