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Over 20,000 people experienced power cuts during the recent severe weather according to the official figures issued by NIE Networks

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Storm Doris
Storm Doris

Over 20,000 people experienced power cuts during the recent severe weather according to the official figures issued by NIE Networks.

Sara McClintock, Communications Manager at NIE Networks said, “Storm Doris’ severe winds affected thousands of electricity customers across Northern Ireland on Thursday. Following advice from the Met Office, we had teams in place early on Thursday morning and so were able to respond quickly when the storm hit. Customers across Northern Ireland were affected however communities in the southern counties bore the brunt of the damage.”

Several hundred individual faults had to be repaired and extensive tree cutting, pole replacement and line restringing had to be carried out. In many cases this work was done during the hours of darkness.

District Number
of faults
Approx
customers
affected
Ballyclare
(including Antrim & Larne)
8 270
Ballymena
(including Draperstown, Portglenone & Carnlough)
9 110
Bangor
(including Carryduff, Killinchy & the Ards Peninsula)
12 5,100
Belfast
(including Lisburn & Newtownabbey)
11 4,150
Coleraine
(including Ballymoney, Kilrea, Garvagh & Ballycastle)
11 2,150
Craigavon
(including Armagh & Newtownhamilton)
23 1,700
Downpatrick
(including Newcastle & Hillsborough)
21 650
Dungannon
(including Moneymore & Aughnacloy)
13 250
Enniskillen
(Including Belleek)
38 2,500
Newry
(including Banbridge)
52 3,850
Omagh
(including Strabane & Clogher)
11 1,250

Image Credit : Castlerock Pier Storm Doris – Clark Duncan‎

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