Storm Dudley & Eunice Ireland


STORM Dudley and Storm Eunice are expected to hit Ireland throughout the week with several power outages already reported.

It comes as Met Eireann today updated its wind warning for Friday to Status Orange.

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Several power outages have been reported across IrelandCredit: Alamy
Met Eireann today updated its wind warning for Friday to orange status

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Met Eireann today updated its wind warning for Friday to orange statusCredit: Pacemaker Press

Several power outages have so far been reported in areas of Dublin, Wexford, Cork and Tipperary.

ESB Network said: “We apologize for the loss of supply.

“We are currently working to repair a defect affecting your premises and will restore power as soon as possible.”

Currently, more than 200 customers are reporting power outages across the country.

And earlier reports of no power also came from Galway, Sligo and Louth, but have since been corrected.

Taking to social media earlier today, power bosses urged anyone with electricity-related emergencies to contact them on 1800 372 999.

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They also warned customers to avoid any electrical wires.

It comes as a weather expert said Storm Eunice will “come out of nowhere and hit hard” tomorrow.

Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather said the gusts will be “more than double the criteria for a weather bomb”.

And Met Eireann today updated its wind warning for Friday to Status Orange.

WIND ALERT

Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Waterford, Galway and Wexford will be hit by “harsh and destructive winds” which could blow at 130 km / h during storm Eunice.

The orange warning will come into effect from 5 a.m. Friday and will remain in place until 11 a.m.

And all of Ireland will be on yellow alert for wind, rain and snow from 1am on Friday until 3pm in the afternoon.

The orange alert reads: “Storm Eunice will bring strong and potentially damaging winds, with gusts up to 130 km/h, higher in exposed areas. Disruptions are expected as well as a possibility of coastal flooding. “

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