Storm Jocelyn set to hit Roscommon tomorrow

A second storm in just as many days is set to hit Roscommon tomorrow evening bringing very strong and gusty southwest to west winds according to Met Éireann.

Storm Jocelyn, is due less than 48 hours after Storm Isha swept over the country causing widespread damage and power outages.

There has been a Status Yellow wind warning issued for the entire country, with Galway, Mayo and Donegal under a Status Orange warning, which is valid from 6 pm tomorrow evening.

This storm comes as ESB Network crews are tirelessly working to get power restored to premises across the country.

In a statement released earlier, an ESB Network spokesperson said:

“All available ESB Networks resources are now deployed, along with assistance from partner contractors. Crews are currently in the process of assessing damage, making the network safe and repairing electricity supply where safe to do so.

We expect to restore power to significant numbers of impacted customers throughout today, Monday. However, due to the severity of Storm Isha, full restoration of electricity supplies will take a number of days. While we continue to restore electricity to large numbers of customers, we expect to have significant numbers of customers without power tonight. Given the extensive damage to the network, unfortunately some customers will be without power for a number of days. Orange and Yellow level winds associated with Storm Jocelyn tomorrow (Tuesday) may hamper restoration efforts.

It is 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 due to storm Isha, and thank customers across the country for their patience as our crews work to safely restore power as quickly as possible.”