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13 Jan 2020 | 07:39 AM UTC

Ireland: Flight disruptions reported due to storm Brendan January 13 /update 1

Storm Brendan disrupts flights and damages infrastructure January 13; anticipate further disruptions over the coming hours

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Event

Storm Brendan has prompted the cancelation of several domestic Aer Lingus flights to and from Shannon Airport (SNN) on Monday, January 13. Wind gusts of 119 kph (74 mph) were recorded on the island, and at least 21,000 homes and businesses are without power. The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) also advised against visiting Killarney National Park. Orange wind weather warnings will remain in place across the island until 22:00 (local time) on Monday.

Associated transportation and business disruptions are anticipated, as well as disruptions to power and communication services, in the coming hours and days. 

Advice

Individuals are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate business and transportation disruptions - including adverse driving conditions, and power outages, confirm their flight status, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities. .