April 18, 2024
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By Olivia Kelleher Anne Lucey

As a result of flooding and falling trees, tens of thousands of electricity users are without power

Overnight, Storm Betty swept across the country, causing flooding and blocking some roads with fallen trees and debris.

Over 70,000 homes, farms and businesses were without electricity overnight due to storm force winds, according to ESB Networks. More than 40,000 of these had power restored by 5pm, leaving 30,000 without power on Saturday.

It is possible that some households in localized areas may not have access to electricity overnight, according to the company, which is responsible for Ireland’s electricity network.

Counties in the southeast, north Dublin, Dundalk, Portlaoise, and Kilkenny are most affected by power outages.

There were large amounts of seaweed and other debris strewn around Clontarf public baths in north Dublin after the high tide left the normally “paradise” strewn with debris.

At 7.30am on Saturday, Aoife Drumm said she couldn’t see the pool when she arrived onsite.

When the water was right up against the wall, we didn’t realize how bad it was until we pumped some of it out and brought the levels down so we could see how bad it was. It was heartbreaking.

“This is our home. This is a piece of paradise. We are so upset.”

A large number of people have offered to help clean up the baths, which were built in 1886 as a sheltered swimming environment with a 900 square meter pool.

With the amount of seaweed, it looks like we have been attacked by a sea monster. The only way to describe it is that we have railings. The furniture from one end of the pool was at the other end of the pool. We found lost property above the wall,” Ms Drumm said.

“We had managed to half empty the pool, but the tide was coming in, so we had to stop. After getting the seaweed off, we have to power hose the deck to remove all the sand and silt. After that, we have someone come in and look at the electrics to see what needs to be done.”

In Templelogue, South Dublin, a taxi driver escaped serious injury after a tree fell on his car.

The Dublin Fire Brigade and ESB Networks responded to a tree landing on three vehicles in the North Strand. No injuries were reported.

Flash flooding was reported in Carrigaline, Dunmanway, Clonakilty, and Roches Point in Cork.

In Cork city, flooding was reported on the N27 South City Link near Turner’s Cross, on the low lying quays in the city centre, in Ballyvolane and on Rochestown Road.

Last night, a householder on Cathedral Road on the northside of the city spent much of her time ferrying water away from her front door with a wheelie bin.

Last night, the Coast Guard inspected damage caused by a boat that broke free of its berth in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

In Tralee, the official welcome for participants to mark the start of the annual Rose of Tralee festival was moved indoors to the Siamsa Tire theatre on Friday night.

A number of roads in the area and on Valentia Island were flooded and became impassable for some hours. Fallen trees had to be cleared from many roads.

Locals and French tourists helped clear the road of fallen branches and trees on the Dingle peninsula until the council arrived.

Motorists were urged to take extra care on the roads by the Garda and fire services.

Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo have been under a Status Yellow rain and wind warning since 8am. Potential impacts include spot flooding, difficult travel conditions, and water overtopping on coastal areas.

It will be windy today, with outbreaks of heavy or thundery rain continuing in the north and northwest. There will be scattered showers elsewhere.

There will be sunny spells in all areas in the afternoon and evening, with scattered showers.

Through the afternoon, winds will ease, but it will still be quite breezy with temperatures ranging from 18-22 degrees.

In light to moderate southerly winds, fresher winds near Atlantic coasts, temperatures will not drop below 12-15 degrees tonight. There will be occasional showers, mainly in the south and west of the country.

Tomorrow will be dry and warm with sunny spells. Scattered showers will develop, mostly in western areas.

“High temperatures of 19-23 degrees with mostly moderate southwest winds, but fairly windy along the Atlantic coast.”

Rain and showers are likely at times, interspersed with long periods of dry and sunny weather.

Clouds and sunny spells are expected on Monday, with temperatures reaching 17-22 degrees.

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