At least three people became victims of the “Ophelia” storm in Ireland. Two people died because of the fall of trees in the counties of Waterford and Tipperary. The third tragic incident occurred in Louth County. There, a man was killed who was in a car, on which a tree also fell.
In the southern part of the country, about 360,000 houses were left without electricity due to damage to the power line. Dublin International Airport canceled 130 flights. In the capital city transport is not working.
According to the weather forecasters, gusts in the storm surge zone reach 200 kilometers per hour. Specialists previously declassified the Atlantic hurricane “Ofelia” to a post-tropical storm. At the same time it is noted that this is the most significant weather cataclysm in Ireland in the past half century.