Hurricane Ophelia Has Made Landfall In Parts Of The Country And Some Of The Pics Are Pretty Scary
Be safe and stay indoors.
Ex-hurricane Ophelia made landfall in Ireland at around 10am this morning and has already left thousands of people in Cork, Kilarney and Galway without power.
Moments ago, minister Simon Coveney described the weather event as “uncharted territory” during a segment on Morning Ireland, and people across the country have been sharing picture and video updates of conditions in their area online.
— Yay Cork (@yaycork) October 16, 2017
— Dr. Ellen Gene Long (@Ellen__Gene) October 16, 2017
— Darin O’Connor (@fatmanDarin) October 16, 2017
— gerkell86 (@gerkell86) October 16, 2017
— patrick breslin (@paddy_be) October 16, 2017
Very changeable here on Galway City, heavy downpour then blue sky and sunrays. Home again safe and sound. @DubberTrevor @barrabest @galwaybaypics @GalwayGaillimh #Ophelia #galway pic.twitter.com/GvBUho2HYr
— Rachel Dubber (@rdubberartist) October 16, 2017
Met Eireann has issued a nationwide red status alert for the hurricane and people are strongly advised to stay indoors until the storm passes.
The forecaster urges people to take heed of the following:
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 15, 2017
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