Storm Dennis: Over 5,000 homes without power in Galway

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Power outages caused by Storm Dennis have left more than 5,000 homes and business across the city and county without electricity today.

A Status Orange weather warning issued by Met Eireann for Galway and the Atlantic coast for Storm Dennis came into force at 10am this morning.

It will remain in place throughout the day until 10pm tonight unless altered by Met Eireann.

Sustained southwest winds will have an average speed of 60-80km/hr throughout the day, with gusts reaching up to 130km/hr, strongest in coastal areas.

These winds, following on from a yellow warning yesterday, have caused huge numbers of power outages across Galway.

The worst affected area is Athenry, where multiple faults have left 2,729 properties without electricity.

After that the largest issue is in the Gort area, where there are currently 960 homes without power, followed by Creagh where electricity outages are affecting 460 properties.

There are 441 properties without power around Kilcolgan, 272 in Salthill, 265 in Loughrea, and 23 in Spiddal.

The county council has also reported surface flooding on roads in Corrandulla, Moycullen, and Claregalway after heavy rain battered Galway yesterday.