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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 22 August, 2019

#Hurricane

From TheJournal.ie Storm Barry is now a hurricane, as it hurtles towards Louisiana's coast Emergency

Storm Barry is now a hurricane, as it hurtles towards Louisiana's coast

The Mississippi River is currently at 17 feet – just below flood range.

From TheJournal.ie Millions of US residents braced as Storm Barry nears hurricane strength as it approaches coast Louisiana

Millions of US residents braced as Storm Barry nears hurricane strength as it approaches coast

Forecasters predict heavy rains, a potential storm surge and flooding reminiscent of 2005′s Hurricane Katrina.

From TheJournal.ie Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds Natural Disasters

Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds

“We found that culture really matters in terms of how adolescents respond to a disaster.”

From TheJournal.ie Search teams comb debris for victims of Hurricane Michael as death toll reaches five Florida

Search teams comb debris for victims of Hurricane Michael as death toll reaches five

The Category 4 monster storm which carved out a swathe of destruction in the Florida Panhandle has killed at least five people.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Michael slams into Florida coast as monstrous Category 4 storm Unimaginable Devastation This post contains videos

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida coast as monstrous Category 4 storm

The storm is forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in a century.

From TheJournal.ie 'A monumental disaster': Hurricane Florence death toll rises to 23 as major flooding continues Carolinas

'A monumental disaster': Hurricane Florence death toll rises to 23 as major flooding continues

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of North and South Carolina.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and baby among four dead as Storm Florence batters US East Coast Storm Florence

Mother and baby among four dead as Storm Florence batters US East Coast

The mother and baby were killed after a tree fell on a house where they were staying.

From TheJournal.ie Warning of 'life-threatening' rainfall as Hurricane Florence closes in on US east coast Florence

Warning of 'life-threatening' rainfall as Hurricane Florence closes in on US east coast

The hurricane has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm from Category 3.

From TheJournal.ie Trump declares state of emergency as Hawaii braces for hurricane Emergency

Trump declares state of emergency as Hawaii braces for hurricane

Landslides and flash flooding have left roads blocked.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had to shutter up our house and head to work' - US chief hurricane forecaster Mike Brennan Gimme Shelter This post contains videos

'We had to shutter up our house and head to work' - US chief hurricane forecaster Mike Brennan

Dr Mike Brennan spoke to us about last year’s devastating Atlantic hurricane season.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should people who ignore emergency services advice during a status red warning be arrested? Poll This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Status red warning lifted as country to be calm and dry today Aftermath

Status red warning lifted as country to be calm and dry today

Thankfully, the weather today will be nothing like yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie First victims of Storm Ophelia named locally RIP

First victims of Storm Ophelia named locally

Clare O’Neill and Michael Pyke have been named as the first victims of Storm Ophelia in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what to do if your property has been damaged by Storm Ophelia Insurance Claims

Here's what to do if your property has been damaged by Storm Ophelia

The association representing the insurance industry said companies will deploy all available resources.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí stop L-driver who was taking pictures while driving in Dublin Storm Ophelia

Gardaí stop L-driver who was taking pictures while driving in Dublin

People have been warned to stay indoors as a matter of safety.

From TheJournal.ie Coast Guard warns public to stay away from the sea after people spotted in stormy waters Ophelia

Coast Guard warns public to stay away from the sea after people spotted in stormy waters

Most people are obeying the Coast Guard’s warnings to stay away from the coast.

From TheJournal.ie Mini buses bring homeless people to extra 200 emergency beds in Dublin Government Response

Mini buses bring homeless people to extra 200 emergency beds in Dublin

Similar arrangements are being made by local authorities in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Meath, Kildare, Louth and Wicklow.

From TheJournal.ie At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain Wildfires

At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain

A state of emergency has been declared in Portugal.

From TheJournal.ie Rescue 116 and lifeboat crew tasked to windsurfers in difficulty off Louth coast Ophelia

Rescue 116 and lifeboat crew tasked to windsurfers in difficulty off Louth coast

The incident happened this morning before the men made their way back to shore.

From TheJournal.ie Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland Ophelia

Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland

Services in Dublin have gone ahead as planned, but a number of funerals in Cork were postponed due to the extreme weather.

From TheJournal.ie 'A significant risk to life': Storm Ophelia could have a 'sting jet' with winds of 100km/h Ophelia

'A significant risk to life': Storm Ophelia could have a 'sting jet' with winds of 100km/h

Sting jets get their named from the ‘sting in the tail’ of clouds.

From TheJournal.ie 'Landfall near Trump property': The world is watching Ireland as Ophelia rages in International Coverage

'Landfall near Trump property': The world is watching Ireland as Ophelia rages in

US news outlets are providing extensive coverage of the storm’s arrival.

From TheJournal.ie Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert? Drive Safe

Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?

Insurance Ireland has clarified that a post doing the rounds on social media is false.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Did you decide to travel this morning? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you decide to travel this morning?

We really hope you could avoid it.

From TheJournal.ie Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days Power Outages

Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days

ESB is warning some households will be without power for up to 10 days.

From TheJournal.ie Ophelia: This is how the ex-Hurricane developed and became so strong Ophelia

Ophelia: This is how the ex-Hurricane developed and became so strong

It’s the worst storm to hit Ireland in 50 years.

From The42 Wait continues for Cork City as Hurricane Ophelia forces game to be postponed Its Off Lads

Wait continues for Cork City as Hurricane Ophelia forces game to be postponed

The club confirmed that the game would be rescheduled for Tuesday night.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Hurricane Ophelia won't get a new name on this side of the Atlantic - here's why Not Brian

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia won't get a new name on this side of the Atlantic - here's why

We have our own naming system these days – but the storm won’t be rechristened.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland Rain Rain Go Away

Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland

Storm force winds and outbreaks of heavy rain could be on the way.

From TheJournal.ie Is Ireland about to meet a hurricane called Ophelia? Shakespearean Storm

Is Ireland about to meet a hurricane called Ophelia?

Well no, probably not. It’s more likely to be a tropical storm, according to Met Éireann. We’re set for a rough start to next week though.

From TheJournal.ie Storm Nate kills 22 as it batters Central America on way to US America-bound

Storm Nate kills 22 as it batters Central America on way to US

The country hardest hit was Nicaragua.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump has dedicated a golf tournament victory to hurricane victims Puerto Rico This post contains videos

Donald Trump has dedicated a golf tournament victory to hurricane victims

The Presidents Cup was won by the USA.

From TheJournal.ie The tail end of two hurricanes means a wet weekend Oh Lee

The tail end of two hurricanes means a wet weekend

Into Sunday, a spell of rain will extend eastwards across the country, turning heavy in places.

From TheJournal.ie Whole of Puerto Rico without power as Hurricane Maria hammers through the island Crumbling Infrastructure

Whole of Puerto Rico without power as Hurricane Maria hammers through the island

People calling local radio stations reported that doors were flying off hinges and a water tank flew away in the island’s southern region.

From TheJournal.ie Irma downgraded to tropical storm but 6.2 million Florida homes lose electricity Hurricane

Irma downgraded to tropical storm but 6.2 million Florida homes lose electricity

Hurricane Irma hit Florida with winds of up to 210 kilometres per hour last night.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 3 as it heads for Florida Emergency

Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 3 as it heads for Florida

A total of 6.3 million people have been ordered to evacuate the southern US State.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia: This is how hurricanes are named

Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia: This is how hurricanes are named

The practice of assigning names to storms began in the 1950s.

From TheJournal.ie Dolphins airlifted to safety by helicopter in advance of Hurricane Irma Cuba

Dolphins airlifted to safety by helicopter in advance of Hurricane Irma

The six male dolphins were placed on foam mattresses and flown to the southwestern side of Cuba to avoid the storm landfall.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Irma leaves at least 15 dead as 500,000 people ordered to evacuate Florida 'Be Careful. Be Safe'
From TheJournal.ie People urged to take shelter as the most powerful Atlantic storm in history starts to hit Hurricane Irma

People urged to take shelter as the most powerful Atlantic storm in history starts to hit

Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and possibly Florida will be hit by the hurricane.

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