Strong Winds From Hurricane Ophelia Blow Off Roof in Dublin

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

A section of roof was blown off from a building in Dublin city center on October 16, as ex-Hurricane Ophelia travelled up through the country. Met Éireann, the Irish weather service, warned that Ophelia was likely to be the most severe weather event to hit the country in more than 50 years. Two people were reported to have died, including a woman killed in Waterford after a tree fell on the vehicle she was travelling in. Schools and universities were closed across the country, and travel services were widely disrupted. The UK’s Met office said Ophelia had been downgraded to an ex-hurricane, but would still bring “significant impacts to Northern Ireland and western and northern Britain.” Credit: Twitter/Trshk via Storyful

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