Tens Of Thousands Of People Re...


Tens Of Thousands Of People Remain Without Power Following Storm Betty

Emily Keegan
Emily Keegan

04:33 19 Aug 2023

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Storm Betty caused plenty of havoc last night as she made her way through the country.

Some areas were heavily impacted by the poor weather, included the southeast of the country, and Dublin.

Strong winds resulted in fallen trees blocking roads, and power outages across the country. Storm forces caused damage to the electricity network overnight affecting just over 70,000 homes, farms and businesses at the peak.

This morning, over 12 thousand houses across the southeast were without power.

As of this afternoon, around fifty thousand people around the country remain without electricity in their homes with the damage mainly linked to lightning and fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds.

The ESB says crews have been mobilised to restore power as quickly as possible, and while a significant number of customers will get power restored by this evening, some in localised areas will remain without power overnight.

Many homes have been without electricity since 7 pm yesterday evening when the storm began to intensify.

Those in baldy-affected areas are advised to stay clear of fallen electricity wires and report any damage to the ESB.

Customers without power can check for real-time updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at

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