Met Eireann (national meteorological department in Ireland) has issued red level warning with “potential danger to life” to the entire country of Ireland for the arrival of Hurricane Ophelia.
This red level danger warning will be from 6am on Monday (10th October, 2017) to 11.59pm that night.
According to Stormont press office and BBC all the educational institution including school and colleges will be closed on Monday.
This hurricane will be weakened into storm when it hits UK on Monday (16th October, 2017).
Ophelia would be blowing winds around 90mph (145km/h),
Ireland’s Taoisaech Leo Vardkar said defence forces were being sent to red weather areas – including Wexford, Galway, Mayo, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford. Below is the official tweet from Leo Varadkar.
Ophelia set the record for the most easterly category three hurricane in the Atlantic.
Category three hurricanes are defined as having wind speeds of between 111mph (179km/h) and 129mph (208km/h) and can cause major damage to well-built homes.
Below are few emergency contact numbers tweeted by Evanne Ní Chuilinn, she is a RTÉ Sports broadcaster. Please share this tweet as much as possible.