Approximately 10,000 homes, farms and businesses remain without power in Cork after Strom Ellen brought with it gale force winds and torrential rain on Wednesday night.
The ESB has confirmed that the majority of the damage is in relation to Storm Ellen but that lightning which occurred on Thursday has led to further outages.
A spokesperson said that “good progress” is being made as the efforts of our crews across the county of Cork continues.
Priority is being given to north and east Cork where most outages have occurred. There are 600 without power in the city and 150 in West Cork.
“All available resources are focussed on getting the majority of these remaining homes, farms and businesses restored by tonight,” the spokesperson said.
There are currently 2,300 without power in the Midleton area; 1,200 without power in Killacloyne; 1,200 without power in Carrigshane; 1,100 without power in Kilshanny; 1,100 without power in Curraglass; 840 without power in Castlelyons; 400 without power in Foxhole; and 300 without power in Mitchelstown.
Yesterday, the ESB advised people impacted by outages to prepare to be without electricity “overnight and into tomorrow with some customers potentially without power beyond that”.
Customers who use electrically powered medical devices are asked to contact their healthcare professional to make alternative arrangements if necessary.