Thousands Without Power As Storm Hector Batters The Country

Elaine Stenson
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Storm Hector has left tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power this morning.

There are blackouts from Donegal to Cork and Dublin to Galway as two wind warnings remain in place.

We’re being warned to watch out for gusts of up to 125km per hour.

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There are also reports of fallen trees across the country – and Gardaí are urging motorists to take care on the roads.

Flights in and out of Dublin Airport are operating as normal in the storm force winds.

The capital has been battered by winds since 2am but it has had no impact on operations in the airport as arrivals and departures are operating as scheduled and have been all through the night.

Winds are expected to die down from around 9am this morning so no flights should be affected.

The weather as a whole for Thursday will improve in the early afternoon when Storm Hector moves on to the UK.

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