Clare Escapes Worst Of Storm Brendan

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Gusts of 100 kilometres per hour have been recorded in Clare today, but the county has largely escaped the worst of Storm Brendan so far.

While there has been some wind-blown debris on roads, and heavy rain at times, this morning’s high tide passed without any significant coastal flooding.

48,000 homes nationally are without power, around 300 of them in the Tulla and Clonlara areas.


An outage affected the Kilmaley area earlier, but this was resolved after a short time.

A Status Orange weather alert remains in place for Clare until 3pm and Met Eireann’s Evelyn Cusack is advising people to stay abreast of local conditions.

Earlier, flights from Shannon to Birmingham, Edinburgh and London Heathrow were cancelled, while other flights due to arrive from Stansted and Manchester were diverted to Cork.

Passengers flying to Wroclaw later are being warned to expect delays, and all intending passengers are advised to contact their airlines.

Elsewhere, there are a number of trees down in Cork, Kerry and Tipperary, while a trampoline has blown onto the M7 in Limerick.