Storm Debi: Flooding and power outages across Galway

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Storm Debi passed through Galway overnight causing widespread destruction across the county.

A status red warning has now been lifted in Galway but an orange warning remains in place until 10am.

Thousands of homes across Galway are without power this morning due to the storm, and flooding has affected many homes and businesses.

More than 6,500 homes in Claregalway are currently without power, while thousands of homes in Salthill, Gort, Loughrea, Ballinrobe, Glenamaddy and Ballygar are still affected by power outages.

A number of other outages in towns and villages have been reported to the ESB across Galway following the storm.

ESB crews worked through the night to restore power in Galway City, with some faults restored in Galway city, which also affected thousands of homes.

Homes and businesses in Oranmore were affected by flooding were waves flattened the sea wall.

The Coast Road between Oranmore and Galway is currently closed.

The following roads in Galway city are also closed as of 8.15am.

  • Salthill – from the mini-roundabout at Threadneedle Road (R336)/ Upper Salthill Road, along Seapoint Promenade (R336) to Galway Business School.
  • Silverstrand Road
  • Rosshill Road – a section of the Rosshill Road along the forest area will be closed off to the public.
  • Ballyloughane Road (beach) remains open, but road users are advised to avoid the area until clean up operations are complete.
  • From Mutton Island entrance to the Fire Station is also closed.

Check the current power status in your area on ESB Networks’ power check page here.

More to follow…