Storm Hannah cuts power, disrupts travel across Ireland
April 26, 2019; 10:04 AM
Thousands of homes lost power as Storm Hannah swept across the Ireland.
Storm Hannah, which was named by the Irish Meteorological Service on Thursday, blasted into Ireland on Friday night.
Rainy spells creating slow travel and interfering with weekend plans have accompanied the storm, but strong winds have caused the greatest hazards.
More than 33,000 homes lost power during the height of the storm in Ireland, according to BBC News. ESB Networks stated that power had been restored to 22,000 residences.
Rail, ferry and air travel also faced disruptions.
Highest mean wind speeds recorded for #StormHannah
Mace Head (Galway)-93km/h
Sherkin Island-91 km/h
Shannon Airport-76 km/h
Highest gusts recorded for #StormHannah
Mace Head 122km/h
Shannon Airport 119km/h
Sherkin Island 114 km/h
Valentia (Kerry) 114 km/h
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 27, 2019
Villiers a sea of green this morning after Storm Hannah pic.twitter.com/tAxoWYdkn7
— Villiers School (@VilliersSchool) April 27, 2019
The storm will move away by Sunday, though a warm front may trigger a few showers, especially in eastern and northern portions of the country.
Despite the risk for a few showers, Sunday will be a milder day with lighter wind compared to Saturday. The threat for showers across the entire country will return on Monday.
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