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Storm Eleanor hits parts of Ireland and France with strong winds

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Storm Eleanor hits parts of Ireland and France with strong winds

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Strong winds, high tides and heavy rains from Storm Eleanor have battered parts of Ireland, France, and Germany.

The storm hit the Irish city of Galway particularly hard with high tides that cut electricity and forced road closures across the region. 

Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) said in a statement that 27,000 homes remained without power on the morning of January 3.

The storm moved south towards France on January 3 where areas around Paris was one of the worst hit.

Scaffolding was blown over in the 17th arrondissement of the capital but did not cause any injuries.

Western Germany has also been affected by a storm.

Storm ‘Burglind’ uprooted several trees with damaging winds and caused disruptions on the roads in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. 

Heavy rain is still predicted in Germany throughout Thursday (January 4).