Storm Agnes leads to flooding across Limerick City

Flooding on O'Callaghan Strand in the city yesterday evening due to Storm Agnes. Photo: Dave Mullen.

LIMERICK saw heavy flooding yesterday evening (Wednesday September 27) as Storm Agnes gripped the country.

Videos and photos shared on social media showed significant flooding on Clancy’s Strand and O’Callaghan Strand amid very high tides.

However, no major damage has been reported on account of the flood waters.

High tides and floods could be seen across Limerick City on Wednesday evening.

The storm saw Limerick placed under a status yellow wind warning as it passed over Ireland across Wednesday, leaving more than 2,000 homes and businesses across the county without power.

ESB’s Powercheck website shows no faults across Limerick today (Thursday), meaning all affected homes and businesses across the city and county should have power restored.

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According to ESB’s Powercheck yesterday, a fault left 1,127 homes and business without power in the Ahane area in the early afternoon. However the ESB confrimed services had been restored around 1.20pm yesterday.

A separate fault reports 12 customers near Castleconnell were without power for part of Wednesday.

As many as 1,180 homes and business in the Kilmallock area had been without power since around 2pm yesterday.

Motorists were also advised to take extra caution on the roads due to the risks of fallen branches and debris on the roads.

Elsewhere in Ireland, strong winds saw a roof ripped off a building in Youghal, County Cork, as Storm Agnes made landfall yesterday.