This story from Tuesday this week records the widespread damage caused by Ophelia as the storm ripped through Ireland. As of Wednesday afternoon, Irish officials report that more than 60% of homes and businesses that lost power are back in business as the rapid recovery continues.
Three people are dead and hundreds of thousands still without power following Storm Ophelia; the worst storm in recorded history on the island of Ireland. The storm force winds cleared Ireland’s coast by midnight, but people were warned to remain cautious in the aftermath of the extreme weather. A second day of disruption was expected in Scotland and North East England due to fallen trees blocking rail lines. Fallen trees blocking roads and downed power lines are some of the likely hazards on Tuesday as the country begins to return to normal following a day when the island of Ireland went into lock down. Read more.