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Dublin: 7 °C Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Here's how the ESB Networks 'situation room' is preparing for Storm Brian tonight

Crews from as far afield as France are now in the country as the reconnection effort continues.


AROUND 30,000 HOMES remain without power tonight, as the country prepares for another storm system.

Storm Brian is due to move in from the Atlantic tonight, and, although it will be nowhere near as powerful as former hurricane Ophelia, ‘status orange’ wind warnings are due to come into effect in the south and west of the country from 10pm.

Derek Hynes of ESB Networks talked us through current operations at its control room in Leopardstown in south Dublin. Crews from as far afield as France have arrived in Ireland to help reconnect customers still offline after Monday’s damaging gusts.

ESB Networks has warned that, in the event of dangerous conditions tomorrow, crews may have to be stood down in some areas until it’s safe to resume repairs again.

- Video by Andrew Roberts 

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