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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for OPHELIA-17
in Ireland, United Kingdomfrom 09 Oct 2017 09:00 UTC to 12 Oct 2017 21:00 UTC
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Sailors slammed after they had to be rescued TWICE during Hurricane Ophelia
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0200   irishmirror (en)

Sailors have been slammed after they had to be rescued TWICE during Hurricane Ophelia . On Monday morning a yacht and three crew men were hauled to safety off the Rosslare coast amid the peak of the storm. And it emerged last night that the RNLI had to rush to the very same vessel on Tuesday afternoon following a second mayday.

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Fears that insurers will hike premiums as Storm Ophelia damage claims to hit €800m
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:47:00 +0200   independent-ie (en)

Elsa (7) and Tom (5) Dollard walk their dog on Centre Park Road in Cork after Hurricane Ophelia . Photo: Mark Condren Cork was among the counties worst affected by Storm Ophelia (Picture: Mark Condren) Northbrook Road, Ranelagh Photo: Kyran O'Brien Tree Surgeons take dawn a fallen Tree on Northbrook Road Ranelagh .

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Ophelia batters UK after pummeling Ireland, leaves 3 dead
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:15:00 +0200   pattayamail (en)

Waves break around the church in the harbour at Porthleven, Cornwall southwestern England, as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit parts of Britain and Ireland . (Ben Birchall/PA via AP) London (AP) — Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland.

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Ophelia batters UK after pummeling Ireland, leaves 3 dead
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:25:00 +0200   theherald-news (en)

LONDON — Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland . The former Atlantic hurricane downed trees and power lines, sent waves surging over coastal defenses and disrupted transport again Tuesday, a day....

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The EU is ready to help Member States affected by deadly forest fires and Hurricane Ophelia.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:38:00 +0200   EC (en)

"We are in constant contact with the respective authorities and all EU emergency response tools are available," said Commissioner Stylianides. ©Tauno Tõhk/EU2017EE. As several EU Member States face forest fires and storms, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides....

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WATCH: Health warning as Ophelia leaves orange haze
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:37:00 +0200   piratefm (en)

A health warning goes out after Storm Ophelia left a strange orange haze over parts of Cornwall. The former hurricane's powerful winds have pulled air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa. The spectacular sight prompted "lots of calls" to the Met Office.

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Ophelia brings mellow yellow tinge to London sky
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:29:00 +0200   euronews-en (en)

Hurricane Ophelia brought dust from the Sahara and smoke from wildfires in southern Europe that turned the sky over London an unusual shade of ....

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Tropical storm Ophelia left a trail of death and destruction in its wake as it battered every corner of Ireland. Three people were killed in separate incidents and over three hundred thousand homes were without electricity.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:29:00 +0200   euronews-en (en)

The storm, downgraded from a hurricane overnight, saw winds as strong as 190 kilometres per hour and was the worst to hit Ireland in half a century. It is now gradually weakening as it moves north towards England and Scotland. But the authorities are warning people to remain cautious. “After the storm leaves your area don`t rush out.

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Ophelia batters UK after pummelling Ireland, leaves three dead
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:10:00 +0200   tvnz (en)

Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland . Ophelia's tail winds also caused wildfires in Portugal and Spain. Source: 1 NEWS. The former Atlantic hurricane downed trees and power lines, sent waves....

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Flights from Southampton cancelled as Storm Ophelia gets set to batter UK
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:06:00 +0200   dailyecho (en)

Storm Ophelia is expected to hit the UK mainland at around midday, with flights grounded and a "danger to life" warning in place. Services from Southampton airport are facing disruption and flights to Belfast, Cork and Dublin have already been cancelled.

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Ophelia batters UK after pummeling Ireland, leaves 3 dead
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:21:00 +0200   thespec (en)

LONDON — Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland . The former Atlantic hurricane downed trees and power lines, sent waves surging over coastal defences and disrupted transport again Tuesday, a day....

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Transport Chaos, Flood Warnings in Parts of UK over Storm Ophelia
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:05:00 +0200   laht (en)

LONDON – Flood alerts were issued and transport was disrupted as Storm Ophelia slammed into northern England and parts of Scotland on Tuesday. Ophelia, which caused three deaths in Ireland , and was classified as a hurricane while crossing the Azores archipelago, had weakened to a storm before it hit the British isles.

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‘Hurricane Ophelia highlights need for serious action on agri-carbon emissions’
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:06:00 +0200   agriland (en)

Farmers will continue to suffer the cost of extreme weather events, unless greater strides are made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, a leading climatologist has warned. As farmers across the country grapple to re-roof sheds, salvage fodder, clear trees and milk without power, John....

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Ophelia, l'ouragan le plus puissant jamais observé près des côtes de l'Europe
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:20:00 +0200   leparisien (fr)

C'est un phénomène rare. L'ouragan Ophelia , qui serait selon les experts le plus important jamais enregistré aussi à l'est de l'Atlantique, se dirige dimanche vers l'Irlande et le Royaume-Uni. Il est également le premier cyclone depuis 1939 à s'avancer autant vers le nord.

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Ophelia sweeps 'incredibly weird' plume of desert dust through London's sky
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:46:00 +0200   WashingtonPost (en)

Smoke from wildfires burning in Portugal and Spain combined with Hurricane Ophelia pushing dusty particles from the Sahara Desert made the sun appear red in England on Oct. 16. (Newsflare) In Ireland on Monday, former Hurricane Ophelia sheared off roofs, knocked out power to more than 300,000 customers and killed three people .

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UPDATED: Is Storm Brian heading our way? Winds could reach 60mph as Gloucestershire prepares to take another battering just days after Ophelia
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:12:00 +0200   gloucestercitizen (en)

. The weather front hasn't been named yet, but if it is, it will be Brian. Ophelia hitting the UK and Ireland (Image: Met Eireann) While the Weather Channel said Saturday could see strong south-south-westerly winds of 34mph with gusts of up to 60mph. Tonight will see low cloud, mist and fog with....

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North Wales clean-up in full force after ex-hurricane Ophelia damage
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:49:00 +0200   dailypost-co-uk (en)

Thousands of homes were left without power and roads remained impassable as the clear up from ex-hurricane Ophelia began today. Power companies, emergency services and local authorities worked hard through the night and into today as the region counted the cost of the huge gusts which battered the region yesterday.

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La tempête Ophelia, un phénomène «très inhabituel» Le Monde
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:41:00 +0200   msn-fr (fr)

© ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP La tempête Ophelia a fait trois morts en Irlande, lundi 16 octobre. Cette année, la saison a été particulièrement chargée en dépressions, avec sept ouragans majeurs sur l’Atlantique Nord. Sixième perturbation majeure de la saison, après Irma, Harvey ou Jose, la tempête Ophelia....

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Watch Devon surfer Andrew Cotton tackle Hurricane Ophelia's waves in Portugal
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:39:00 +0200   exeterexpressandecho (en)

World-renowned Devon big wave surfer Andrew Cotton took off for to Portugal on Saturday to ride the big waves sent by Hurricane Ophelia . The predicted 60 foot swell never materialised on Monday but Andrew still got to grips with waves that would scare most novice board riders.

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Ophelia: Co Down coast was hit the hardest
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:31:00 +0200   newsletter (en)

A fallen tree is cleared from a road off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as clear up begins after storm Ophelia . Picture: Jonathan Porter/PressEye The Co Down coast endured the strongest storm Ophelia winds to batter Northern Ireland on Monday, forecasters said.

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