Power outages from high winds reported in Cork

Power outages from high winds reported in Cork

Gardaí said they had been alerted to a number of trees close to the Fernhill Golf Club that had fallen and Fire Service has sent a unit to deal with the trees that are obstructing roads in the area.

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A number of power outages have been reported to the ESB as strong winds have been battering the county.

Over 600 homes are without power in Fairhill with another 900 homes affected in Timoleague.

50 homes in Togher are affected and another 100 in Coolroe.

Earlier:

High winds have brought down a few trees in the Carrigaline area on Wednesday, with more expected to fall before morning.

Gardaí said they had been alerted to a number of trees close to the Fernhill Golf Club that had fallen and Fire Service has sent a unit to deal with the trees that are obstructing roads in the area.

Cork, Ireland, 19th August 2020.
Cork, Ireland, 19th August 2020.

Gusts of up to 120km/h are expected tonight as Cork and Kerry were upgraded to an Orange wind weather warning.

"Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with damaging gusts to 120km/h for a time early tonight and some wave overtopping," Met Eireann said on Wednesday.

28-11-2018 /High winds during Storm Diana caused a tree to fall which blocked the road at Agamartha outside Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland. Emergency services wer on hand smd trying to get the raod open as quickly as possible.- Picture David Creedon / Anzenberger
28-11-2018 /High winds during Storm Diana caused a tree to fall which blocked the road at Agamartha outside Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland. Emergency services wer on hand smd trying to get the raod open as quickly as possible.- Picture David Creedon / Anzenberger

The warning is valid from 8pm until midnight on Wednesday night.

Gardaí have said they expect further wind-related incidents to be reported over the night.

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