215 local customers waking up without power following Storm Callum

215 local customers are waking up without electricity following storm Callum.

The outage is the only significant one in the local region while 30 thousand homes and businesses are without power nationwide.

A Status Orange Weather alert is in effect in coastal counties right around the country as damaging gusts of up to 130 kilometres an hour sweep in from the Atlantic.

There have been no reports of fallen trees across Cavan and Monaghan so far this morning.

The storm is expected to track northwards as the day goes on, with warnings in the west and north remaining until early this evening.

The ESB’s Paul Hand says he expects the number of power outages to go up: