Follow latest updates as Tropical Storm Ophelia batters Ireland, with homes and businesses without power and schools closed
Locals on Ireland’s most northerly point have braved Storm Ophelia for a first-hand view of its impact on the Atlantic, the Press Association reports.
I was sitting in my house looking out the window when I saw the roof of one of the caravans near us blow clean off. It just got lifted by the storm and blew along.
There are boats all along the pier here which the fishermen haven’t taken in. I’m not sure they’ll still be there when they come back tomorrow.
It’s the first time we’ve ever had a red weather warning round these parts, so I came up to see what it would be like. It’s not that different to what we’d be used to the rest of the time because we have strong winds round here all the time as it’s so exposed. I think we’ll be safe enough.
Trafficwatch NI has an interesting up-to-date figure on how Ophelia is causing chaos on Northern Ireland’s roads tonight. As of 6pm this evening there were 179 fallen trees or branches across the region’s roads.
#Ophelia up to 6pm we have 179 reports of fallen trees / branches in the 4 @deptinfra regions Eastern 48 Northern 30 Southern 83 Western 18
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/oct/16/ex-hurricane-ophelia-landfall-tropical-storm-ireland-red-weather-warning-live-updates
Author : Nicola Slawson (now) and Haroon Siddique and Matthew Weaver (earlier)
Publish date : 16 October 2017 | 7:04 pm
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