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The storm turned into a damp squib here in Mayo and never reached the levels predicted. Seems the south got worst hit. Still that is no comfort to the three people killed (RIP).

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9404 - 17/10/2017 09:55:47    2055686


Yeah herself was on the Whatsapp group with her family - the reports coming back from Westport and Galway seem like we were getting hit worse up in the hills of Antrim than they were as the late afternoon/evening was progressing. When they reporting very little wind and quite calm I was watching the roof tiles lifting off the house. But then again speaking to ones in work today here and they were going on like there was no wind/storm at all so I think it really was down to luck of the draw as to how bad you got hit.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3712 - 17/10/2017 10:51:31    2055698


the neighbours aerial blew off and hit my car. no dents. right as rain. other than that it was a nice cosy night in front of the fire in the Saff household. Hope you're all in the same boat.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 1692 - 17/10/2017 11:27:35    2055710


My garden fence is gone, I'm feeling a little exposed at the back, just like 2014 :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7094 - 17/10/2017 12:43:56    2055729


Meath is in some state this morning, nothing to do with ophelia though, it's just a kip !!!

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13018 - 17/10/2017 12:49:54    2055731


God bless the Kerry mountains is all I can say.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7986 - 17/10/2017 13:23:25    2055743


Replying To waynoI:  "Meath is in some state this morning, nothing to do with ophelia though, it's just a kip !!!"
Only since you lads started moving in wayno

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 152 - 17/10/2017 17:37:58    2055816


Replying To waynoI:  "as hurricane ophelia approaches, hope you all keep yourself and your families safe. especially those of you in the west and south West."
Wayne what about the rest off us. It wasint just the south west and South. The gale happend here in Laois too you know. Why pick out too areas and wish them safely. We are surely forgoten county.

Dee (Laois) - Posts: 311 - 17/10/2017 20:36:50    2055858


My in laws were up from Cork for the weekend. The wife wouldn't let them had back to Cork on Sunday evening so we had a lovely couple of days with all the family together……

Seriously though a lot of damage done in the south with water and electricity out. Gladly for us on the east coast we escaped the worst of it and things weren't bad at all. Sad to here of the 3 unfortunate people who lost their lives. 2 of whom died in areas where the there was originally only an orange warning in place just shows the devastating power of nature.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12173 - 18/10/2017 11:22:13    2055970


Replying To Royal.Legend:  "Only since you lads started moving in wayno"
just a joke pal.

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13018 - 18/10/2017 11:47:41    2055978