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UK News Homes without power in Ireland following Storm Dennis

19:55  16 february  2020
19:55  16 february  2020 Source:   pressassociation.com

Storm Dennis on the way bringing more gales and heavy rain

  Storm Dennis on the way bringing more gales and heavy rain The UK is facing more weather misery as Storm Dennis is expected to reach our shores at the weekend. © Imagebridge Storm Dennis is expected to hit on Saturday Named by the Met Office, Storm Dennis is expected to bring widespread heavy rain and strong winds at the weekend, though it is not expected to be as strong as Ciara.The incoming storm has prompted the Met Office to issue a yellow weather warning for large parts of England and Wales on Saturday, with the UK facing gales of 50mph and risks of flooding. © Other Queensferry Bridge in Scotland is closed to traffic.

Storm Dennis : anger and fear across UK as second storm wreaks havoc. “South Wales will see a lot of rain fall before Dennis moves north later to Scotland and Northern Ireland ,” he said. One man was found following a huge search operation off Margate after an early-morning distress call, while

Storm Dennis is continuing to lash large parts of the UK, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Two people had to be rescued after their car was swept off the Last weekend's storm caused hundreds of homes to be flooded and left more than 500,000 people without power . As of Sunday morning, more

a man riding on top of a body of water: Storm Dennis has brought flooding to many areas (Ben Birchall/PA) © Ben Birchall Storm Dennis has brought flooding to many areas (Ben Birchall/PA)

Homes are without power in Ireland as Storm Dennis brought strong winds to some coastal areas.

Forecaster Met Eireann predicted a risk of seaside flooding amid gusts of up to 120km/h.

Fields in the Bundoran area of Co Donegal flooded when the River Drowes burst its banks.

A wind warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

A Status Yellow wind warning, covering the entire country, was withdrawn by forecasters on Sunday afternoon.

Police urged road users to show caution. There were some reports of trees fallen.

In Northern Ireland, the Foyle bridge near Londonderry was closed to high-sided traffic amid strengthening winds.

Part of a carriageway near Carrickfergus in Co Antrim was flooded.

In East Belfast, bricks from some shopfronts collapsed during the high winds.

Nobody was hurt by the falling debris in Gilnahirk.

Storm Dennis: Winds of up to 70mph disrupt transport network .
Strong winds have led to more disruption in the country after extreme weather flooded parts of the country. © Provided by The Scotsman The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place for Scotland with high winds expected to reach about 70mph today. It has been reported some areas have recorded gusts of 118mph. Delays to travel are expected across the country due to the extreme weather conditions.

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