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Over 1,000 homes and businesses still without power after Storm Agnes

LAST UPDATE | 20 minutes ago

MORE THAN 1,000 homes and businesses are still without power this afternoon in the aftermath of Storm Agnes.

The ESB has fixed half the faults since this morning, when more than 2,000 customers were affected.

The southern and southeastern parts of the country, where the storm was strongest, see the most outages.

Bandon and Dunmanway in Co Cork are among the worst affected areas, with more than 300 customers in total experiencing outages.

There are also still roughly 120 people without power in Arklow, Co Wicklow, and a further 100 in Edenderry, Co Offaly.

#Afternoonupdate

Rain will move over western counties this afternoon and then move across the rest of the country later this afternoon and evening, turning heavy and possibly thundery at times. 🌧️⛈️

Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees. pic.twitter.com/2x5Ql4U7fT

— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) September 28, 2023

Yesterday saw widespread status orange and yellow warnings, as wind and rain relentlessly made its way across the country.

There are currently no weather warnings in place and today’s outlook is much milder, with a dry start to the morning.

However, blustery showers are expected as the day progresses.

Rain will move over western counties and then move across the rest of the country later this afternoon and evening, turning heavy and possibly thundery at times.

Temperatures will reach highs of 14 to 18 degrees Celsius.

The ESB’s powercheck website, which was down earlier today, is back up and running. Customers can see estimated power restoration times on the site.