Massive power outage reported as storm Eleanor sweeps across Ireland

Flooding on Fr Griffin Road in Galway City

Storm Eleanor continues to wreak havoc in Europe.

They said further problems were expected after the storm plunged tens of thousands of United Kingdom homes into darkness this week.

Many flood warnings have been issued across England, mostly in the southwest of the country.

The ESB has managed to restore power to the majority of homes despite hard weather conditions, as a status orange and yellow wind warning was still in place until 2pm on Wednesday.

The unsafe conditions could lead to injuries and a danger of life, as materials and objects go flying.

Storm Caroline smashed into the United Kingdom this morning, unleashing "devastating" 90mph winds that have shut schools and sparked travel chaos.

Those who live on the coast are being warned to take extra care on coastal paths and promenades, which may be damaged or obstructed with debris.

"If you're travelling, please check your route before setting off and don't drive through flood water".

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The centre of the storm tracked across central England in the early hours, with winds topping 100mph in Cumbria and 73mph in west London, the Met Office said.

Disruption was forecast throughout today as the storm swept across the country overnight carrying heavy rain, hail and dramatic thunder and lightning.

Storm-force winds in excess of 155kph caused significant damage to electricity networks, particularly in the north-west, west and south-east, it added. Meanwhile, parts of Glenwood estate, Letterkenny were hit with flooding again following last night's down pour.

55,000 properties in Ireland experienced blackouts.

The storm has cut power to 200,000 households in northern France and is set to move to other regions throughout the day with residents in the Normandy region the worst hit.

ESB teams have been working in hard conditions last night and this morning to restore power to 134,000 homes, farms and businesses who suffered loss of electricity during Storm Eleanor yesterday evening, predominantly in counties Mayo, Leitrim, Sligo, Galway, Cavan and Monaghan.

Part of an insurer's job will be to see whether the damage was the result of the storm or due to a lack of general upkeep, which became apparent because of the storm.

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