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Power outages and flooding as Storm Imogen continues to blow through Ireland

Cork and Kerry have borne the brunt of the fierce weather.

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Updated at 5.00pm

A WIND WARNING is still in place for southern coastal counties as Storm Imogen continues on its path through Ireland.

The Status Yellow warning came into effect at noon today and will be in place until 8pm tonight. It will apply to counties Kilkenny, Wexford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

Winds with average speeds of 50-65 km/h with gusts of 85-100 km/h will continue throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

Meanwhile, large areas of Kerry and Cork remain without electricity due to the storm, with over 1,000 premises still without power.

ESB crews are also working to restore power to households in these areas.

Trees downed by the storm are slowing traffic on routes across the country, while fallen electricity lines have been reported in Cork.

Flooding

A statement from Clare County Council is warning of the risk of further coastal flooding this evening, due to a combination of high tide, a sea surge and the continuing strong winds from Storm Imogen.

A number of areas were flooded in the county this morning.

“The Council is warning members of the public to avoid exposed coastal locations and roads affected by flooding on Monday morning,” the statement reads.

The worst affected locations on Monday afternoon are at Kilcredaun and Rinvella near Carrigaholt, Ross Bay, Marine Parade in Kilkee, White Strand (Miltown Malbay), Lahinch promenade and carpark, and at Doolin Pier carpark.

Parts of Limerick were also flooded and a statement from Limerick City and County Council said staff and emergency crews were continuing to respond to a number of flooding incidents arising from this morning’s high tide and stormy conditions.

The council said the flooding was the result of a larger than forecast storm surge, storm force westerly winds and the second highest high tide on record in Limerick City.

Flooding has also occurred along the Shannon Estuary in Co Limerick at Glin, Askeaton and Foynes.

In Askeaton, four homes were flooded while three private cars suffered flood damage.

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There are also reports of road closures in Kilkenny city due to flooding.

Flooding advice is available on www.flooding.ie.

Forecast 

Met Éireann says it will be cold and windy tonight, with temperatures down to between 0 to 3 degrees as the winds calm.

There will be heavy showers, turning wintry at times in the west and the north – but these will die down as the night progresses, with some frost expected.

Tomorrow will be cold and blustery with wintry showers.

With reporting from Daragh Brophy and Cormac Fitzgerald.

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