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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Power Outages

Last month
August 2023
Two dead and 1.1 million without power after eastern US storms
The storms’ spread was massive, with tornado watches and warnings posted across 10 states from Tennessee to New York.
This year
Over 16,000 customers left without power in north Dublin and Meath this evening due to faults
Most customers have since had their power restored, however.
Thousands of homes without power following strong winds overnight
ESB customers can check the status of outages in their area using the PowerCheck tool.
Thousands without power as Status Yellow wind warning remains in place nationwide
A Status Yellow wind warning is currently in place for the entire country until 2am tomorrow.
Last year
Russian shelling kills 15 in Kherson as Ukraine battles to restore power
A barrage of missiles hit residential and commercial buildings, setting some ablaze.
Met Éireann issues orange warning for Donegal with strong winds expected in all counties
‘Phenomenal waves’ are forecast in some areas.
Thousands of homes reconnected to the grid, but 44,000 remain without power after Storm Eunice
Some weather warnings remain in effect for Ireland with severe gusts experienced across the country.
All time
US Senator Ted Cruz takes trip to Mexico as his home state of Texas is hit by power cuts and water shortages
Cruz released a statement this evening confirming the trip abroad.
Thousands without power as Storm Aiden sweeps across the country
Status Orange wind warnings are currently in place for 5 counties.
Over 10,000 homes and businesses without power as Storm Ellen makes landfall
A Status Red wind warning is in effect in Cork until midnight.
As the worst of the storm passes, a nationwide snow/ice warning has been issued by Met Éireann
The Status Orange warning is in place until noon today.
Storm Brendan: 32,000 still without power as Status Orange warning remains for five counties until midnight
A number of flights to and from Shannon Airport have been cancelled.
Over 6,000 homes without power as strong winds sweep in across Ireland
A Status Orange wind warning is currently in place for Galway and Mayo.
Power restored across the country but 'substantial' flooding remains in parts following Storm Lorenzo
People have been warned to stay vigilant of fallen power lines and trees.
Power outages as thunderstorms sweep through the east of the country
A status yellow weather warning is in place until the early hours of tomorrow morning.
Under 2,000 homes without power as ESB crews restore power nationwide after Storm Hannah
AA Roadwatch and An Garda Síochána are warning motorists that fallen trees and other debris are likely.
Thousands without power after Storm Gareth brings night of strong winds
A status orange wind warning is currently in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.
Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days
ESB is warning some households will be without power for up to 10 days.
From floods to freezing: Weather turns bitter with temperatures set to drop
As wintry showers continue in parts, snow is expected on high ground but could affect low-lying regions.
Power restored for most but strong winds will return tomorrow
At the peak of the disruption 25,000 homes and business were without power but most have now been fixed.
Floods, power cuts, traffic jams: rain wreaks havoc
A Waterford station has seen a record 63mm of rain fall in the past 36 hours.