July 31, 2021

Ireland: Hurricane Ophelia -Three dead and 360,000 without power as monster storm hits

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By Patrick Logue, Seán Dunne, Ciaran D’Arcy, Fiona Gartland From Irish Times Schools to remain closed on Tuesday as storm hits the southwest with winds of over 160 km/h Over 360,000 properties are without power and three people have died as Hurricane Ophelia sweeps in over Ireland with damaging gusts and heavy rainfall. Members of […]

Hurricane Ophelia smashes an Atlantic intensity record, heads for Ireland Monday

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BY ANDREW FREEDMAN From Mashable By reaching Category 3 intensity on Saturday, Hurricane Ophelia became the strongest hurricane ever observed so far east in the Atlantic Ocean. It also became the sixth major hurricane to form this season so far, tying 1933, 1961, 1964, and 2004 for the most major hurricanes through Oct. 14. What […]