Coast Guard Scrambled for Kite Surfers as Ophelia Hits Ireland

StoryfulWeatherPublished: October 16, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017
Published: October 16, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017

A Coast Guard alarm was raised in County Louth, Ireland, on October 16, when two kite surfers were spotted as ex-Hurricane Ophelia approached. The surfers were observed making their way ashore by a helicopter. One woman was killed in Waterford after a tree fell on the vehicle she was travelling in. Met Éireann, the Irish weather service, warned that Ophelia was likely to be the most severe weather event to hit the country in over 50 years. RTE News reported that more than 100,000 homes were without electricity, while transport services across the country were stopped. Dublin Airport had to cancel 135 flights. Credit: Twitter/VisitBlackrock via Storyful

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