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Ireland Thousands of homes and businesses without power following Storm Atiyah

12:25  09 december  2019
12:25  09 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Met Eireann issues Status Orange weather warning for eight counties as Storm Atiyah to batter Ireland

  Met Eireann issues Status Orange weather warning for eight counties as Storm Atiyah to batter Ireland 0

Storm Atiyah makes landfall at Cromwell Point lighthouse, Valentia Island, Co Kerry. The western seaboard bore the brunt of Storm Atiyah overnight leaving thousands of homes without power , fallen trees and flights and ferries cancelled in its wake.

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a close up of a map: ESB Networks say thousands of homes are without electricity following Storm Atiyah © Provided by Irish Mirror ESB Networks say thousands of homes are without electricity following Storm Atiyah Around 7,000 customers ares still without power following Storm Atiyah, it's understood.

An estimated 12,000 homes and businesses had no electricity on Sunday night, while it's believed 27,000 ESB customers were affected during the height of the storm.

ESB Networks said crews are working to restore faults as quickly as possible.

The company was working on faults in Ratoath, Co Meath and in parts of Co Westmeath on Monday morning.

There are more than 330 properties without electricity in Bushfield, Co Westmeath.

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More than 1,300 were left without power after Storm Atiyah hit Wales overnight. Gales reached gusts of 77mph (120km/h) at Aberdaron on the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd and 74mph (119km/h) in Aberporth, Ceredigion. Electricity supplies were hit in parts of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Swansea

Storm Atiyah swept in from Ireland on Sunday, bringing gales that caused disruption to power and transport networks across the south-west and Thousands were temporarily without power on the west coast in Co Galway and West Limerick. The Met Office has forecast that England and Scotland

Over 250 customers are affected by power outages at Loughtagalla, Co Tipperary and 238 homes are affected in Inch, Co Kerry.

Winds caused by the storm wreaked havoc in parts of the country as status orange and red wind warnings were issued.

And AA Roadwatch have reported several fallen trees on road across Ireland on Monday morning.

Motorists have been advised to take extra caution due to the conditions caused by Storm Atiyah.

A spokesman said: "There’s wind-blown debris on the roads in a number of areas this morning following Storm Atiyah overnight.

"Take extra caution, especially on secondary routes, and give extra space to other road users."

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Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann issues advisory as strong winds set to batter Ireland after Storm Atiyah chaos .
Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann issues advisory as strong winds set to batter Ireland after Storm Atiyah chaosMet Eireann has issued the notice for most of Tuesday, with fears that trees and structures weakened by Storm Atiyah could be damaged even further.

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