Thousands of homes and businesses remain without power this morning after Storm Brendan.

Its strong winds and heavy rain caused power cuts, fallen trees and flooding when it hit yesterday.

The ESB says at the peak of the storm in the afternoon, about 50-thousand customers were without power.

In Sligo, power outages are reported this morning in Enniscrone, Ballymote and Collooney, with several areas of Co Galway also without power.

 

A status orange wind warning remained in place until midnight last night in western coastal counties, with gusts of over 120 km/h recorded in Belmullet.

In Galway, high tide last night has resulted in flooding in two car parks in Salthill, along with parts of the promenade, while businesses overlooking the Claddagh in Galway narrowly avoided being flooded last night.

In Mayo, the R313 Belmullet-Blacksod road is opening one lane to traffic this morning, after severe damage was caused to a section of the road by Storm Brendan.

Mayo County Council dealt with fallen trees in a number of areas of East Mayo yesterday, but overall the county escaped major damage.

 

 

 

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