UP TO 8000 HOME STILL WITH NO POWER AFTER STORM ALI BATTERED IRELAND ON WEDNESDAY
Up to 6000 people in the Republic of Ireland and 2000 people in Northern Ireland are still with out power this morning after storm Ali hit the country on Wednesday morning causing widespread powers outage and bringing down trees and power lines.
The Irish Defence Forces - Air Corps are also assisting ESB crews in patrolling the lines after Storm Ali so esb crews can identify fallen wires and damage to the network.
The esb-networks are have been working hard over the last 2 days to restore power to parts of the county with a bulk of the power outages now across Ulster, Connacht Leinster and the Midlands.
Thank you to the Irish Defence Forces - Air Corps who assisted our crews in patrolling the lines after #Storm Ali so as we could identify fallen wires and damage to the network. Stay Safe Stay Clear of fallen wires and report any you see to us on 1850 372 99 or 021 238 2410 pic.twitter.com/dSgb8y2mNc— ESB Networks (@ESBNetworks) September 20, 2018
Meanwhile in Northern Ireland 2000 customers are still with out power this morning with crews working around the clock to try and get power back to people and clearing damaged lines due to fallen trees from storm Ali.
Severe and damaging gust brought down trees and powerlines across the country on Wednesday morning with some structural damage also caused by storm Ali.
The strongest gust recorded was at Mace Head Galway at Met Eireanns weather station where a gust of 143km/hr was recorded over Wednesday morning .
Two people also where killed due to strong winds from storm Ali one woman in Galway after the Caravan in which a Swiss woman was staying in was blown of a cliff.
Another man was also killed in Northern Ireland when a tree fell on him on Wednesday morning make storm Ali a Killer storm .
Kenneth from the Donegal Weather Channel