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Hurricane Ophelia report, by Patrick 

on October 20, 2017

On Monday the 16 of October Hurricane Ophelia struck the South West coast of Ireland at approximately 9:00am. It started it’s ‘Rain’ of terror on the South West coast of Co. Cork. 
All around the country there was chaos. About 360,000 were without electricity. Ophelia was leaving a streak of destruction in her wake. Trees were being uprooted by the strong gusts of wind which just wouldn’t stop coming. Sadly there was 3 deaths during the course of the storm. 
It was too dangerous to go outside as the wind was too strong. Some of the precautions people took were to fill buckets of water in case their toilets stopped working. Some people also padlocked doors. The Department of Education closed all primary and secondary schools, but third level colleges had their own choice if they closed or not. 
The aftermath of the hurricane was devastating. Trees were left sprawled on roads. Parks were closed and homes all over the country were left without electricity. 

Hurricane Ophelia was said to be the worst storm in over 50 years.


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