The country’s bracing itself for Storm Brian.
Met Éireann has put orange weather alerts in place for seven counties for tomorrow — Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Clare, Mayo, Galway, and Wexford.
The worst of the storm is due to reach our shores early tomorrow morning, with winds gusting up to 130 kilometres per hour.
With the strong winds comes the potential for significant flooding, particularly in coastal areas.
Heavy rainfall resulted in some local flooding in the Dungarvan, Lismore and Comeragh districts yesterday afternoon.
The N72 Lismore canal road has since reopened, but there is flooding near Mahon Bridge and the L3017 Adramone/Foxes Castle road is closed.
Meanwhile, ESB crews in Waterford supported by staff from Dundalk and Wales will continue to work from first light on Friday to restore power to those homes still suffering the effects of ex-hurricane Ophelia.