ReachActive staff continue power restoration works as Storm Brian hits in Ireland and UK

RA and ERA staff have been working tirelessly in Ireland to restore power back to the remaining 79,000 homes without electricity due to storm Ophelia.

Work continues as storm Brian hit the UK and Ireland this weekend.

People are urged to remain vigilant due to the high wind speeds throughout the UK and Ireland.

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UPDATE: Storm Ophelia restoration works continue

RA UK and ERA continue their work on the field to try and restore power to the remaining 61,000 homes without electricity. The pictured map illustrates the locations of some of the crews in Ireland.

Weather conditions are expected to worsen over the next two days so everyone is being urged to regularly check weather updates and remain vigilant.

Significant progress has been made so far so a big well done to all RA staff and remember, stay safe!

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UPDATE: RA UK crews join Irish crews to help with Storm Ophelia power restoration works

RA UK crews joined our Irish crews yesterday and are now focused on repairs in Inniscarra, Berrings and Bandon.

There are still 79,000 properties without power. Below is a map of ERA crews in different locations out on storm damage repairs. There are 55 staff members out in total.

Best wishes to the ERA and RA UK teams out on the field working hard to repair damage.

Remember to stay safe at all times!

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UPDATE: Crews back in safe after restoration works following damage caused by storm Ophelia

Storm Ophelia Update: All crews are back in safe. Ennis crew is moving to Thurles tomorrow morning for the next couple of days and then most likely on to Cork. HV crew patrolling today and waiting on an outage for works tomorrow.

Our UK crews are being inducted this morning.

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ReachActive respond to storm Ophelia

Storm Ophelia has left 360,000+ homes without electricity and power. ReachActive have mobilised their HV teams to Cork, one of the worst affected areas and their LV/MV teams to Ennis. Our patrollers have been out since yesterday, working hard, safely identifying damaged networks and reporting back to ESB.

Storm precautionary advice:

ESB have issued a statement reminding everyone that if you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity networks, never, ever touch or approach these as they are LIVE and extremely dangerous. Please report any damage to electricity infrastructure by calling 1850 372 999.

Thanks to all of the ERA teams working through these challenging conditions.

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