Sky News: Storm Eleanor: Almost 25,000 homes lose power3 January 2018 | 10:00 | FOCUS News Agency
The dangerous conditions swept in from the Atlantic on Tuesday evening, with around 22,000 homes in Northern Ireland and nearly 2,000 more in the Midlands affected by power cuts.
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks said it restored supply to 10,000 properties but another 12,000 would be without power overnight.
A spokesman said: "It's very difficult to make repairs because we have to think about the safety of our employees, most repairs will start at first light (on Wednesday)."
An amber weather warning was issued for southern parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England, with properties in the South West and Wales also left without power.
The Met Office said the dangerously high winds could put lives at risk, with video from Galway showing the city's docks flooded, streets under water and people driving along the seafront as huge waves endangered their vehicle.
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