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Strom Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland Video

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The officials of the Meteorological Department are constantly monitoring this. People have been alerted in the affected areas.

The cyclonic storm from the Atlantic Ocean is going to hit the ‘Ophelia’ UK. The Meteorological Department has issued a warning that it is moving at a speed of 80 MPH and it is a threat to life.

According to The Telegraph, the officials of the Meteorological Department are constantly monitoring this, which is going to hit England western-northern areas, Southern Scotland and Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, it has also come to know that sunshine will remain in South and East parts of England.

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Due to Ophelia, the memories of the Great Storm of 1987 will be refreshed. Today it is 30th anniversary, due to the storm, 22 people had lost their lives. However, more than a thousand soldiers have been deployed to deal with Ophelia.

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On Saturday, this storm was placed in the category of ‘Three Storm’ by the Meteorological Department. People living in the affected areas have been alerted. There is a possibility of traffic problems and power loss

Police in Scotland says the storm has hit Dumfries and Galloway and it is forecast to continue over the region into the evening.
And in Cumbria, police in Barrow closed roads around Barrow AFC’s stadium after wind damaged its roof.

‘Stay indoors’

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In Ireland, the woman, in her 50s, died near English, County Waterford, and a female passenger, in her 70s, was injured.

Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, the Gardai, Ireland’s police force, said.

One of the men died near Dundalk, Co Louth after his car was struck by a tree at about 14:45 BST, the Gardai said.

The other man, in his 30s, was killed in Cahir, Co Tipperary.

All road users were urged to stay indoors and not travel unless their journey was absolutely necessary.

Flights were also disrupted as several UK planes were forced to land or divert after reports of a “smoke smell” linked to weather conditions.

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