NewsBreaking newsWorst storm in 15 years batters countryBy admin – December 27, 2013 619 Andrew CareySTORM force winds battered the county last night as the latest belt of adverses weather took its toll on travel arrangements and power supplies leaving fallen trees and debris in its wake.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Met Eireann issued a red weather alert which remains in place this Friday morning as ESB crews aim to restore power to over 70,000 homes with the South West most affected.Newcastlewest and areas of North Kerry make up some of the areas worst affected with 25,000 homes left without power. The network shortage spreads to Roscrea, Enniscorthy, Killarney and Athlone.Mayo and Galway also received a battering with lines down and broken poles in need of replacing.A statement by ESB Networks said that making the network safe was the firs the priority.“ESB Networks engineers have been monitoring this all night and have mobilised all crews in affected areas for 7am this morning and will proceed as it is safe to do so being mindful that the storm is still in full force,” it said.“Repair work will begin as soon as it is safe for ESB Networks Network Technicians to do so, and more detailed information will be provided, as it becomes available,” the statement concluded.Reaching gusts of up to 150km/h at times, a number of local roads in both Limerick and Clare were blocked or partially blocked with fallen trees and large branches in the worst storm in 15 years.Motorists are urged to be extremely careful on the roads as debris and trees have yet to be cleared in some parts. Surface water also remains while more heavy rains are expected later today with thunder storms.Meantime, travel disruptions are being experienced nationwide as train timetables have been delayed while lines are cleared.Irish Ferries have cancelled their Swift sailings while flights out of Shannon airport have been affected.Dublin Airport experienced a number of delays and diversions while all DART trains have been cancelled. Advertisement Facebook Print Twitter Previous articleChristmas Racing Tips with Paddy PowerNext article€1million international drugs trail led to Limerick cottage admin Linkedin WhatsApp Email
Previous articleLe Rugby for String Quartet – and referreeNext articleBy the sword, never fear the blade Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Print IWAMD at UL campusIRISH World Academy of Music and Dance on UL campus is inviting teachers and relevant professionals to an Open House Limerick training seminar, “exploring how to introduce the concepts and value of architecture into the primary school classroom”.Set for Friday August 15 the seminar is free but booking essential as places are limited: write to [email protected] The line up of speakers reads as followsRachel McAree, education curator, Open House Dublin; Caelan Bristow, arts facilitator, Open House Limerick; Anne-Marie Morrin, Mary Immaculate College of Education; Dr Dominique Bouchard, education curator, The Hunt Museum.This is another City of Culture/ Made in Limerick project with OpenHouseLimerick 2014 taking place October 3rd-5th. Email [email protected] with enquiries and appreciate that works can be in English or in Irish. Email WhatsApp NewsCommunityLimerick Open House premium on architectureBy Rose Rushe – August 12, 2014 635 Linkedin Facebook Twitter Advertisement
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Severe storms are expected across northern and central Florida with gusty winds and hail on Sunday through Monday as more snow showers move through the Rockies in the West with up to four states under winter weather alerts.Overall, a quiet weather pattern takes us into the first half of the week for most of the Northeast with temperatures back in the 60s to 70s.A frontal system will hover over Florida for the next 48 hours and will bring more rain, gusty winds and hail across central and southern Florida through Monday.An estimated 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible with this system through Tuesday.Elsewhere, temperatures start to bounce back to the 60s and 70s today through Wednesday across the Northeast.Unfortunately, the spring warmth will be short-lived with temperatures back down to the 50s by the end of the week.Scattered showers will be possible on Monday across the Northeast as another system is expected to bring heavy rain Tuesday night into Wednesday.In the Midwest, a cold blast should arrive earlier in the week with an opportunity for accumulating snow across the Rockies and winter weather alerts are in effect for four states on Sunday through Monday evening from Montana to New Mexico.There is an elevated fire risk on Sunday across the Pacific Northwest to Southern California and that threat will spread to Nevada and Utah by tomorrow.There are wind advisories in effect in California, Washington and Montana through Monday with gusts up to 45 mph possible and humidity levels as low as 10%.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.