May 18, 2021
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150 homes in Waterford still without power as another weather warning kicks in

Emergency crews in Waterford are still out dealing with the fallout from Storm Brendan, 24 hours after the storm ripped through the county.

More than 150 homes remain without power this afternoon and ESB Networks are working tirelessly to rectify this.

They will be severly hampered in their efforts this afternoon however, following yet another Yellow Weather Warning for Waterford.

Met Éireann has issued yet another wind warning for the county and said: ” Southwest or cyclonic winds will reach 50 to 65 km/hr gusts 90 to 110 km/hr early this afternoon especially near the coast.”

The warning is in place from now until 3pm.

Earlier ESB crews worked into the late hours of last night trying to bring the power back to the 2,225 homes affected in Waterford yesterday, and now just a fraction of that figure remain.

Most homes have been reconnected but 60 homes at Bealough between Portlaw and Kilmeaden, 60 homes between Tickancor and Kilmanahan, close to the Tipperary border at Clonmel, and around 30  homes in Tooraneena.

ESB Networks hopes to have power restored to these 150 homes this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the more than a dozen roads affected by fallen trees yesterday have all been cleared.

People are being warned to be careful while driving as some there could be some loose branches still on the roads or yet to fall.

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