Three people have been killed due to storm effects in Louth, Tipperary and here in Waterford, near Aglish.
365,000 people are without power across the country. However the ESB warns this may rise to 500,000.
It may take up to 10 days to reconnect all households.
Winds have hit over 160 km/hr across the country.
The Department of Education has told all primary and secondary schools to stay closed tomorrow. WIT anticipates that it will be open as normal.
Public transport services have been cancelled until tomorrow morning at 5am.
Some flooding is expected, due to heavy thundery downpours and storm surges in coastal areas.
Red wind warning stays in place until 1am tonight;
At 7.40pm this evening (16th October), the storm is tracking northeastwards having already passed over Galway and Mayo.
Many roads remain impassable in Waterford with trees down on many roads across the county.
Do not make any unnecessary journeys.
Image: Moe’s Cafe, Tramore