Hundreds of homes still without power in Limerick as Storm Hannah clean-up gets underway

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Hundreds of homes still without power in Limerick as Storm Hannah clean-up gets underway

Some of the damage to O'Callaghan Strand following Storm Hannah PICTURE: BRIAN LEDDIN

HUNDREDS of homes across Limerick remain without power this Saturday morning following the aftermath of Storm Hannah.

More than 1,400 homes across Limerick are still without power, mainly in Ahane, Croom, Adare and Raheen, due to fallen trees on overhead lines causing disruption to the network. 

Wind brought down trees at its height on Friday night, and the public is reminded to never touch or approach fallen wires or damaged electricity networks if they come across them. 

A clean-up of the damage is currently underway, with crews from Limerick Fire Service, the ESB and Limerick City and County Council currently assisting with a number of operations across the county. 

Damage to electricity networks can be reported to the ESB by calling 1850 372 999.

Real time information on power outages and restoration times is available on the PowerCheck App or www.esbpowercheck.ie.

During Storm Hannah, Met Eireann recorded wind speeds of 76km and gusts of up to 119km at Shannon Airport on Friday night. 

This Saturday, motorists are advised to continue to be cautious on the roads as fallen trees and other debris are likely.