WATCH: Tanker Caught in Hurricane Ophelia Off Ireland Check out this video showing a tanker battling the elements off Cork, Ireland as remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the island as one of the strongest storms in decades. The Port of Cork was closed to all shipping operations on Monday due to the storm, but by Tuesday it was back up and running as normal.   Ophelia … [Read more...]

Three Dead as Ophelia Batters Ireland

By Clodagh Kilcoyne LAHINCH, Ireland, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves. Over 360,000 homes and businesses were without electricity with another 100,000 outages expected by nightfall, Ireland's Electricity Supply Board … [Read more...]

Ophelia May Become Ireland’s Strongest Storm Since 1961

By Kelly Gilblom, Peter Flanagan and Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) -- Category 2 Hurricane Ophelia is threatening everything from farms to a golf course owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump as it heads for Ireland. Ophelia’s top winds were 100 miles (155 kilometers) an hour by 3:40 p.m. London time on Friday, reaching the second level of the five-step … [Read more...]