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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Storm

All time
# pretty scary
This phone socket exploded into bits during Monday night's lightning storms
“There was a lot of electricity flying around the room,” Ronan Kelly said… Somehow, his one-year-old managed to sleep through the whole thing.
# New York
That "crippling and potentially historic” storm turned out to be neither of those things
Mayor De Blasio is insisting his dire warnings were a “no-brainer”… The storm is having in impact further north, however.
# Mass
Papal volunteer dies in storm as Pope Francis visits Philippines
Bad weather forced him to cut his trip short.
# the situation room
Explainer: What happens at the National Emergency Coordination Centre?
It’s where the national response to severe weather is managed from. But how does the whole system work?
# moniker galer
Explainer: Why is everyone calling it 'Storm Rachel'?
Met Éireann don’t name storms, and the Germans are calling the system something else entirely. So where did ‘Rachel’ come from? Read on…
# Belfast
Van driver killed as strong winds bring trees down on roads
A three-year-old child was also injured when a pallet blew off a truck in Belfast.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
The furious storm, Vincent Browne’s constituency debates and the ‘survivor’s edition’ of Charlie Hebdo all had people talking today.
# High Winds
One body recovered as hundreds still trapped aboard burning ferry
Rescuers have so far only managed to get 161 of the 478 people on the stricken “Norman Atlantic” to safety.
# California
Video captures small tornado sweeping through Los Angeles neighbourhood
The tornado had wind speeds of 65 to 85 miles per hour.
# Weather Warning
Is this the most alarming Irish weather image ever?
So much doom!
# deadly storm
Typhoon Hagupit knocks out power as hundreds of thousands flee their homes
The typhoon is not believed to have caused the same damage as last year’s storm.
# rebuild
'We're still scared when strong winds blow': Slow recovery takes root after Typhoon Haiyan
“The resilience of the Filipino people is amazing, they are like phoenix birds.”
# What the fliuch
Here's how that storm looked above Ireland last night - in tweets and maps
How are the heads this morning?
# the worst
Last winter was the stormiest ever on record for Ireland
Climatologists have concluded that both the frequency and intensity of the storms makes them unique in 143 years.
# Battered
Rain cheque as storm payouts wipe almost €20 million off FBD's profits
Analysts think that the insurer could hike car premiums to protect profits.
# when the thunder rolls
Heathrow flights cancelled after thunderstorm warning
A number of flights in and out of the airport have been cancelled as there is a 70% risk of thunderstorms.
# god it's lovely out
In today's typical Irish weather : Rain, hail, lightning, thunder, frogs, locusts*
*Ok, the last two aren’t happening…are they?
# Typhoon Neoguri
Astronauts take photos of storm causing devastation in Japan
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have posted photos of Typhoon Neoguri
# Arthur
Hurricane churning just off North Carolina, it's expected to hit tonight
Hurricane Arthur is disrupting plans for Americans celebrating their independence day holiday.
# never strikes twice
Watch downtown Chicago get hit by a triple lightning strike in this incredible video
The city’s three tallest skyscrapers were struck simultaneously and captured on film.
# Storm
Chile fans storm stadium ahead of Spain clash
Approximately 40 fans broke through the media centre.
# Pretty in Pink
PICS: Atlanta treated to spectacular pink sky after thunderstorm
This would definitely make us less afraid of them.
# Twister
Man films unbelievable footage of tornado tearing through trailer park
The tornado reached speeds of 120mph.
# damage control
Weatherman saves tiny shivering kitten from tornado rubble
The little thing was very cold, very wet, and very sad.
# noah time for pints
Russell Crowe squeezed in two pints during his quick stop in Dublin
He’s in town for the Noah premiere.
# earthquaaaaake
There was a typically Irish reaction to the Wexford earthquake
People are picking up garden furniture all over the place.
# High times
Japanese airline facing union turbulence over staff mini-skirts
The outfits will be worn by attendants on Skymark Airlines planes when it introduces its Airbus A330 flights on domestic routes.
# fix it
Storm repair funding announced for 11 more counties
A total of €70 million has been allocated to help local authorities repair roads and restore coastal protection.
# It's in waterford
Channel 4 thinks Tramore is in Britain
A video of huge waves in Tramore was used in an ad for a documentary on ‘British’ storms.
# Prime Numbers
Villagers, Mein Kampf, and swine flu: The week in numbers
Plus: How much did Irish politicians disclose in donations for last year?
# Weatherwatch
Good news: All electricity faults to be cleared by tomorrow
ESB Networks has been phoning customers without power today to update them on what’s happening.
# Co Kerry
Your Thankfully Not A Fallen Tree In Sight For A Change Pic Of The Day
(Don’t worry, that’s not a shark… This is Dingle — it’s Fungie)
# spring watch
Let's all take a few seconds to marvel at an ALMOST rain-free Ireland
There are currently NO extreme weather warnings in effect. Given the last two months we’ve had — this, in itself, is now news.
# still offline
UK crews drafted in, as thousands of homes in the south still without power
The workers are being sent to provide back-up in the worst affected areas — including Kerry, Newcastlewest, Tipperary and Enniscorthy.
# Prime Numbers
Sunbeds, Prince Harry, and Superquinn sausages: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of teenagers have received a sexual message online?
# Crunch time
Top FIVE since records began, WORST in 26 years... the 12 February storm in numbers
All the facts and figures in one handy place (although we’re still counting the fallen trees).
# Calm After The Storm
Repair work on flooded Limerick homes 'nearing completion'
The council say that the majority of displaced residents have already returned home.
# severe warning
TWO ‘orange’ warnings now in place as fresh storm brings wind, rain & snow
A flood warning was issued for the entire country this morning. Now, a wind alert has been extended to all of Munster and Leinster.
# put the kettle on
Boil water notice issued in Cork, but lifted in parts of Limerick
The stormy weather over the last couple of days led to “extensive power outages” affecting water pumping stations and treatment plants, Limerick council said.