Storm Ophelia: School's roof ripped off by ex-hurricane

Angelo Anderson
October 16, 2017

Derry City's league game at Cork City has been moved back 24 hours to Tuesday amid safety fears over high winds caused by Hurricane Ophelia.

A young girl is heard screaming: 'Oh my god Charlie, the roof has blown off'.

The storm dramatically ripped into the stadium roof of Cork City - who sit at the top of the Irish Premier Division table.

An estimated 700 homes across the county have been affected so far in what is being described as the worst storm to hit Irish shores in half a century.

One woman died after a tree came down on her auto in County Waterford and thousands have been left without power. "This is a potentially, sorry not potentially, this IS a life threatening storm".

And another man died in Ravensdale, Dundalk, after a tree fell on a auto.

All of Westmeath County Council's visitor, sports and library facilities are closed, and all prearranged public meetings and planned works have been cancelled.

Ophelia, which was a hurricane as it crossed the Atlantic, has reached the United Kingdom and Ireland exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 that killed 18 people.

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