Killer storm Ophelia is expect to cause further disruption to the UK today after three people die. And hundreds of thousands were left without power in Ireland.
Recovery efforts are now underway and help is set to be brought in to restore power to the 330,000 homes. And businesses left without electricity by Ireland’s worst storm on record.
Pictures showed roofs being torn off buildings, flooding on coastlines. Also fire services report scores of trees being fell and power lines being blown down on Monday.
Winds of up to 118mph record as the former hurricane flow through the island and headed towards Britain.
Now Ophelia is forecast to move north and the Met Office put out a yellow warning of very windy weather for Northern Ireland, northern England, central. And southern Scotland, and northwest Wales until 3pm today.
There could be gusts of up to 70mph in parts of Scotland and northeast England.
The Met Office has warned there could be disruption on the roads as well as to rail, air and ferry services. Buildings may be damage and there can be more power cuts. Several flood warnings and alerts also issue in the community.
A woman in her 50s diedclose to the village of Aglish in County Waterford. When a tree fell on to her car, while a man die in identical circumstances in Ravensdale, Dundalk.
The Met Office has warned there could be disruption on the roads as well as to rail, air and ferry services. Buildings may be damage. And there could be more power cuts. Several flood warnings and alerts also issue.
A woman in her 50s died close to the village of Aglish in County Waterford when a tree fell on to her car, while a man died in identical circumstances in Ravensdale, Dundalk.
Huge Waves due to Killer storm Ophelia
Another man die after being fatally injure by a chainsaw. While he try to clear a fallen tree in Cahir, Co Tipperary.
All schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic close and will remain shut today as officials assess damage.
Chris England said the storm would head to Britain. He also adding: “The worst of the gales will ease overnight. But there will still be the risk of some disruption in the north.
“The rain will become largely confined to Scotland, but there will be a few showers elsewhere, mainly over northern parts.
“Early rain over northern Scotland will give way to showers during Tuesday morning and the gales will gradually die out.
“Elsewhere, many places will be fine and dry, but there will be a few showers for southern Scotland, northern Ireland and the north of Ireland.
“Southern England may see the odd shower too, while more rain will move onto western Channel coasts around midday.”
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who chaired a meeting of his government’s National Emergency Coordination Group, urged the public to stay safe, saying: “The advice is: stay indoors until the storm passes.
“Whether that is at work, in their home or some other home, stay indoors. Check on neighbors and relatives”.
Some 180 flights were cancel at Dublin Airport. And passengers using airports in Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Cork and Shannon were also advise to check the latest information before travelling.
As Killer storm Ophelia began to batter southern Ireland. It show dramatic footage show a roof being fly away the Douglas Community School’s gym in Cork.
Meanwhile, pictures on Twitter show the collapse roof of one of the stands at Cork City’s football stadium.
Dozens of roads also affect with trees. And crash vehicles blocking some major routes including Dublin’s M50 and several streets in the city center.
In parts of England, the Sun appeared to turn red as Ophelia’s winds pulled air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa.