155,000 homes and businesses remain without power as Storm Isha warnings lift

Forecasters warn that the imminent Strom Jocelyn could cause further damage to already weakened structures

A pedestrian walks by choppy seas in Salthill, Galway. Picture: PA

The most severe of forecasters’ warnings have lifted after Storm Isha’s strong winds disrupted airlines and hit power supplies across the island.

As the clean-up began on roads and repairs were made to power lines, further weather alerts were issued ahead of Storm Jocelyn’s arrival on Tuesday, which forecasters warned could cause further damage to already weakened structures.

Northern Ireland Electricity Networks said on Monday morning that 40,000 customers were without power, with 53,000 hit ...