Power outages and transport problems in the UK and Ireland

Isha storm. / Photo: Agence France-Presse.

Tens of thousands of homes were without power in the UK and Ireland due to Storm Isha, which also disrupted transport.The affected companies announced Monday.

More than 235,000 homes and businesses were without power on Monday, especially in the northwest of the country, according to Ireland's energy grid manager, ESB, citing Irish public television RTE.

ESB official Brian Tapley told RTE that power was due to be restored on Monday, but it could take several days for some customers to get it back.

According to RTE, around 150 flights, equivalent to 25% of today's traffic, were canceled at Dublin Airport on Sunday, although traffic was able to resume on Monday.

In Northern Ireland, 45,000 customers were without power, according to the network manager.

On the neighboring island of Great Britain, electricity was cut off to more than 30,000 customers, according to Agence France-Presse.

In Scotland, the authorities issued a red alert due to strong winds on Sunday, and trains stopped running on Monday due to trees falling on the tracks and flooding, with the hope of resuming traffic at midday.

Many aircraft were unable to take off or land at Edinburgh Airportsome were diverted to other British or European airports, and one aircraft ended up in Cologne (Germany),

According to the British Met Office, winds of up to 160 kilometers per hour were recorded in northeastern England.

Dinner is the ninth storm to be named since September.

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