Pinned – Storm Brendan updates

As Storm Brendan grows in intensity, we will provide any updates here.

Donegal County Council and the RSA have urged drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to be very careful on roads.

Households and businesses in Cullion and Derrybeg are currently without power, ESB Networks say there is no indication as to when power will be restored

The up-to-date power situation can be monitored HERE

The Harry Blaney Bridge has been closed to High Sided vehicles, Donegal County Council is urging motorists to use alternative routes.

We have been receiving a number of reports of fallen trees -

  • There is a tree down beside Magherabeg school in Manorcunningham
  • There is a tree down in Meenagoland, Cloghan, it’s not completely blocking the road but drivers are asked to take care.
  •  There is a tree down in Magheradrummond near Milford

** This is not an exhaustive list, assume no road is clear

Derry City and Strabane District Council says they too are monitoring the progression of Storm Brendan with their multi-agency partners throughout the duration of the alert to assess the situation.

The local authority is also advising that its public parks, open spaces and play parks will all be closed from lunchtime today as a precautionary measure.

The first of two status orange wind warnings is in place as Storm Brendan tracks to the north west of the country.

Since 5am this morning, Donegal, Kerry and all of Connacht have been on alert, and that warning is valid until 9pm tonight. A red warning is in place on coastal waters.

From 8am this morning, a second alert will come into place for the rest of the country, which is valid until three this afternoon.

Met Eireann is warning of a significant flood risk, and damaging gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour.

Keith Leonard is Head of the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management. He has this advice.........