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44,000 customers still without power

February 18th, 2022 6:21 PM

By Jackie Keogh

Source: powercheck.ie

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Due to the severity of the damage to the electricity network in the Southwest region, some customers in West Cork and South Kerry will be without power overnight.

ESB Networks crews have been working since early morning to restore power to homes, farms and businesses in the wake of Storm Eunice, with 44,000 customers remaining without supply.

While poor weather conditions continue to hamper repair works in some areas with a yellow wind and rain warning in place nationwide until 6pm, ESB Networks will continue to work into the night doing everything it can to restore power to as many remaining customers as possible.

Customers without power can check for real-time updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at www.powercheck.ie.

It is very important that any impacted customers who use electrically powered medical devices contact their healthcare professional to make alternative arrangements if necessary. We apologise for the disruption to family and commercial life these interruptions in electricity supply have caused.

An Important Public Safety Message: If you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they are LIVE and extremely dangerous. Please report any damage to electricity infrastructure by calling 1800 372 999. Customers should have their MPRN available to access recorded information specific to their location. You can also check @ESBNetworks on Twitter for updates.

ESB Networks is reminding customers of the precautionary measures to take in the event of a power cut:

Stay Safe, Stay Clear: Never approach broken lines or damaged poles, and keep children and animals away – report damage to ESB Networks at 1800 372 999 and listen to recorded messages carefully
Turn off electric cookers, ovens, irons, etc. if electricity supply is lost
Leave a light switched on so you know when power has been restored
Take extra care if using candles, oil lamps or other naked flames
Test smoke alarms with fresh batteries
Ensure adequate ventilation if using gas heaters.

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