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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Storms

All time
# Stormwatch
Spectacular photos of the huge lightning storm over Cork
# Diva
Ronaldo storms past reporters after Portugal flop, Rihanna offers her commiserations
“Three players are down to talk to the media and I am not one of them,” he said.
# Red Alert
TD warns that children's lives are being put at risk during storms
Education Minister Ruairí Quinn admitted that the current advice system for schools may need to be updated.
# Twisters
New tornadoes lash southern US, 19 people killed in two days
Two people died after new storms in Alabama yesterday.
# Ferry Disaster
Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry before storms hit
The confirmed death toll stands at 183 people, with 119 still unaccounted for.
# 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.
# blown away
One per cent of ALL the trees in Ireland's forests fell down in the storms
It will take Ireland’s sawmills 10 months to process all the trees which were blown over.
# Wet wet wet
Surprise, surprise! Last winter was the wettest winter since records began
According to Met Éireann’s Winter summary report, rainfalls were well over the long-term average all across the country.
# cold comfort
Storm funding: Who gets what for New Year devastation
Damage repair monies announced by Phil Hogan – but funding for new coastal protection works still being considered.
# Battered
Not again: Clare coast braced for weekend floods
Just as €16.8m funding announced to fix recent storm damage, this happens.
# repairs
€16.8m to fix storm damage in Co Clare
The council had earlier submitted a report to Government saying it needed €36.8m for repairs after recent bad weather.
# freeeezing
9 conversations every Irish person constantly has about the weather
We love talking about it. ALL THE TIME.
# counting the cost
Here's how much the government is going to spend on repairing the storm damage
The Cabinet agreed a package of funding earlier today.
# Storm
UK floods: River Thames threatens homes, soldiers on standby and a cow stuck in the mud
14 severe flood warnings have been issued across the UK, with householders living along the River Thames put on standby.
# Eat Sleep Wave Repeat
The waves in Bundoran were wild over the weekend
The RNLI lifeboat station was battered just hours after a major fundraiser.
# clean up
Local authorities will outline priorities for storm repair funding
The response to the storms will first be assessed by local authorities before a preliminary report is then brought to Government next week.
# Waves
Incredible close-up video of huge wave in Bray
# counting the cost
Insurance industry: Too early to estimate cost of damage caused by storms
Meanwhile, the government has been urged to seek funding from the European Union’s Solidarity Fund to assist with storm damage caused by the extreme weather.
# Stormwatch
Man dies as storms batter UK
The 47-year-old’s mobility scooter fell into the River Thames.
# outside is frightful
Heavy rain, strong gales and high tides causing flooding and road closures
A number of travel routes in coastal areas of Louth, Dublin and Wicklow with AA Roadwatch urging motorists to take extra care.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s been talking about Ian Paisley, an Irish man who died in Perth, and a suicide bomb at a Russian train station…
# Storms-a-brewin
UPDATE: Met Éireann issues red alert
Motorists are being urged to be aware of ice on roads as windy weather is set to continue.
# orange alert
Batten down the hatches: Winds of over 100km per hour expected today
Met Éireann has issued an orange alert as winds are set to pick up again today.
# Xaver
Winter storms claim ten lives across Europe
The deaths toll includes two people killed in Britain. Atlantic storm ‘Xaver’ also hit Sweden, The Netherlands and Germany badly.
# gales
Lorry driver killed as UK lashed by major storm
Emergency committee meets to discuss response as rail services disrupted, flights cancelled and power cut.
# Storms
Six killed as tornadoes tear across America's midwest
Trees were uprooted, cars flipped and houses flattened.
# Weatherwatch
Severe storm and tornadoes threaten Midwestern US states
53 million people in ten states are at significant risk for thunderstorms and tornadoes.
# Weather
5,000 people evacuated as Hurricane Ingrid gains strength
Mexico is being battered by two severe storms – one on its eastern coast and another on its west.
# Storms
Six die as powerful storm hits Texas
A powerful storm spawned tornadoes which hit several times in Hood, Tarrant, Dallas and Parker counties last night.
# space weather
The sun emitted its biggest flare of 2013 today
NASA has all the science behind the phenomenon.
# Storms
Power restored to all homes after overnight storms
Thousands of homes had lost power last night, with Co Mayo affected most, after winds of up to 115 kilometres per hour.
# Philippines
Storm leaves six dead in Philippines
Tropical Storm Wukong has killed six people and left two missing after hitting the central Philippines.
# United States
Pics: Snowstorms batter the US midwest and head east
At least six people have died as a result of the storm with authorities telling people to stay at home and not risk treacherous roads.
# Britain
Woman killed by falling tree as Britain hit by storms
The 21-year-old woman, who was living in a tent, was hit as a tree fell in heavy rains; two men were also injured.
# US
Video, pics: Tornado strikes beach front in New York
In what is an extremely unusual occurrence, a twister hit Breezy Point in the Queens area causing some considerable damage.
# power cut
Lightning strike cuts electricity to 11,000 homes in Wexford
ESB Networks says a transformer was damaged during storms, and that crews are working to restore power.
# save yourself
Women and children first? Not anymore says shipwreck study
A study into shipwrecks over the years shows that when it comes to survival it is every man for himself.
# taking a splash
GALLERY: The world takes cover from heavy rain
It’s not just Ireland that’s getting the occasional bout of rain this week…
# Storms
Five killed as severe storms strike eastern US
Thousands have been left without electricity and air conditioning as US weather forecasters warn of soaring temperatures in mid-Atlantic states.