The Hurricane was responsible for at least 11 deaths in the UK and in Ireland. Wicklow and Dublin were hit the most with both the River Dargle and the River Dodder breaking their banks.
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The rainfall caused widespread flooding, destroyed trees and power lines and caused rivers to break and flood. Hurricane Katia caused transport disasters to occur. The wind destroyed homes, trees fell on busy roads and the storm damaged buildings, cars and shattered glass windows. Met Eireann issued an extreme weather warning after predicting that storm gusts would reach up to 80mph, attacking mostly the west and northwest coasts.
Trains and bus routes were cancelled as power lines were damaged and fallen trees blocked roads, which caused car crashes and road build-up. Weather Underground issued a report stating:.
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Image of hurricane Ophelia this afternoon Currently located approx 1,km west of the Canary Islands. Due to affect Ireland from Sun night pic. People have flocked supermarkets to stock up on goods, in case the storm gets even worse over the next few days. Schools and colleges will not be open on Monday 16, and parents have been warned to not bring their children to school. In a local cemetery, many tombstones were uprooted from concrete foundations and destroyed.
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Six people were killed in Northern Ireland, mostly due to fallen trees: Many public authorities paid tribute to the workers for their tireless work. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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