Tuesday, January 14, 2020

WATERFORD braced itself for battering wind and rain of Storm Brendan with warnings of gusts up to 110km expected in exposed areas.

Waterford was one of nine counties that was given a yellow weather warning by Met Eireann in advance of the storm making landfall at 8am yesterday (Monday) morning.

Gusts of 113 km per hour were recorded at Waterford Airport in the early part of Monday, while up to 2,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity.

A fault in Dungarvan affected approximately 1,600 people, while there were also power outages in Tramore, Fenor, Carroll’s Cross and Clonea. Storm surges caused large waves in coastal areas, especially in Tramore. The strength of the wind also caused debris from a vacant mobile home to fly out over a wall and across the road at Riverstown.

Thankfully, the storm largely passed by in the afternoon and Waterford seemed to escape with very minor damage caused, with only reports of a few trees falling in the county.

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