While weather conditions abated slightly after 9pm last evening, the full intensity of Storm Rachel has been in evidence since midnight. 

ESB have warned that any outages will see repair work taking place later in the morning. 

Most schools have closed in the county and the message is simple. 

Be careful, have your torches ready in case of electric problems and charge your mobile phones and heat up a kettle to put some water in the flask. It could be handy by morning. 

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Take care and try and get a good sleep - despite the weather 

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