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Roofs blown down, trees across the road and loose trampolines: Your 'storm watch' pics...

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Dec 27th 2013, 4:24 PM 69,851 65

Updated at 4.23pm

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE have been left without power, and there’s been travel disruption to rail, air and ferry services as a result of the storm that’s been passing across the country since early yesterday afternoon.

The eye of the storm has now passed to the north of the island, across to Scotland, according to the latest image from the mesmerising ‘earth wind map’ which is based on data from the US National Weather Service:


  • Note: Check here for the latest on travel and here for ESB updates throughout the day

There’s trees down and power cables disconnected around the country as a result of the high winds — and no doubt many people will be calling into their neighbours later to ask for their patio furniture back.

Here’s what’s been happening so far:



This was taken at around 9.30 this morning on the road from Ballyboughal to Swords in north Dublin, just past the Roganstown Hotel [Image: Rory Nolan]



Part of the roof was blown off Coláiste Cois Life in Lucan, Co. Dublin [Images: Photocall]



Darren Horgan sent the above pictures of a massive tree down on the Howth Road this morning.

By this afternoon, work was already under way to try and clear it away — as these pics from Photocall Ireland show:





This photo was snapped by @rosebecca along the Ballymore Road between Punchestown and Naas. She says the route has since been cleared.


This was sent in at around 9.30am by Dave Rooney in Longwood, Co Meath — clearly the local council were well on top of the situation:



The Rescue 115 helicopter carried out a daring rescue on Mount Brandon yesterday evening as the stormy weather landed on the south-east coast.

On a less serious note — Olive Sharp’s trampoline and sandbox lost their fight with the gale force winds

She reports there were “trees down and debris all over the garden”.



In Tramore, however, certain hardy souls were determined not to let the inclement weather get in the way of their plans to take a belated Christmas Day swim:


[Image: Vinny O'Brien]

How has it been in your area since last evening? Let us know:

Originally posted at 1pm.

Read: 70,000 people without power after ‘worst storm in 15 years’

Read: Travel disruption as high winds continue

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