Ophelia...the worst storm to hit Ireland in 50 years
"We have never seen this before! " Storm Ophelia batters Ireland with 100mph winds and waves up to 40ft highOphelia strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane. According to Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist at Colorado State University, this is the farthest east a major hurricane has existed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Counties such as Clare, Cork and Kerry have so far suffered the worst effects of Ophelia.