Over 27,000 homes without power this morning as Storm Eleanor continues 4 years ago

Over 27,000 homes without power this morning as Storm Eleanor continues

Flash flooding and high winds caused havoc last night as Storm Eleanor took over.

According to the Independent.ie, at the height of the storm last night 57,000 homes were without power and now 27,000 homes are still said to be without power.

The storm mainly impacted from west to east of the country last night bring gusts of 155km/h.

Met Eireann has issued another warning to motorists this morning advising them to check their surroundings and road conditions before driving today.

Status Orange and Yellow weather warnings are still in place until 2pm today with predicted heavy showers and a risk of thunder and hail.

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Met Éireann’s Evelyn Cusack said Eleanor was a small “but very powerful” storm and there would continue to be a high risk of flooding from Co Kerry to Co Donegal.

Financial support has been offered to those who were severely affected by last nights storm and a massive clean-up operation will begin today to take debris and broken trees off many main roads.

All homes are expected to be with power again today as the ESB are working to return electricity to the affected areas.