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Lots Of People Are Saying The Same Thing About Storm Eleanor

By kaylawalsh

January 3, 2018 at 11:35am


Storm Eleanor may have been at its worst last night, but we're not out of the woods yet. 

Met Eireann has extended its status orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick until 2pm today. 

With fallen trees blocking paths, major flooding and coastal damage, lots of people on social media are comparing the storm to ex-Hurricane Ophelia. 

Many commenters in Dublin and in the west actually think Eleanor is worse than Ophelia, and are complaining about the disparity in awareness raised before each one.

Some 55,000 homes were left without electricity across Ireland last night and there are still widespread power outages today.

Dublin Fire Brigade said they were "busier than Ophelia" last night as they received thousands of calls, including one as far away as Cavan. 

Two people were hospitalised with head injuries after a tree fell on their car in Virginia at about 7.30pm. 

Met Eireann took to Twitter to compare the wind speeds of recent storms.  

Three people lost their lives in tragic accidents during Hurricane Ophelia. 

READ NEXT: The Floods In Galway Are Absolutely Mental Right Now


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