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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Storms

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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.
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.
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.
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.
GALLERY: The world takes cover from heavy rain
It’s not just Ireland that’s getting the occasional bout of rain this week…
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.
Funnel clouds: Should we fear them?
Rope-like twists of the cloud are being frequently spotted over Ireland – but are they really tornados? Meteorologist Karl Mehlhorn explains.
US storms: Tornado kills 5 in Oklahoma
Five people, including two children, have been killed by a tornado that struck in Oklamhoma early this morning after warning signals failed to sound.
In pictures: Texans assess tornado damage after spate of storms
The National Weather Service says that up to a dozen tornadoes may have struck the Dallas-Fort Worth area yesterday.
Toddler found alive in field after tornado dies
The 15-month-old’s parents, brother and sister were killed in a storm which wreaked havoc across five US states.
Photos: storms wreak havoc across southern US states
At least 37 people have been killed as the tornadoes destroyed everything in their paths on Friday.
At least 28 killed as storms sweep across US (Video)
Homes were flattened and vehicles tossed into buildings by tornadoes that left devastation behind them.
12 killed in severe US storms
Winds of up to 270 kph tore through neighbourhoods, destroying homes in the Midwest and killing at least 12 people.
Thousands without phone service after storms
Meanwhile, the ESB has restored electricity to almost 15,000 households who lost power yesterday.
Stormy weather to continue as winds set new Malin Head record
Heavy winds are expected to affect the east coast in particular today.
Around 7,000 homes without electricity after storm damage
Heavy winds last night and early this morning caused a power cut to around 15,000 households.
In pictures: storms topple trees and trucks in Britain
High winds have resulted in road closures and serious damage to cars and buildings in England and Scotland today.
Death toll in Filipino flash floods rises to 436
Many people were killed as they slept in their beds and tropical storm tore through two cities.
Over 5,000 phone customers without landline services after heavy winds
The stormy weather means customers in all four corners of the country are without landline services, Eircom says.
Asia reels from floods as storm hits Vietnam
Monsoon flooding, typhoons and storms across Asia have left more than 600 people dead or missing in recent weeks. Today, Vietnam has had to evacuate tens of thousands of people ahead of a tropical storm.
Sting in the tail: Katia to bring 160km/h winds to Ireland
Hurricane Katia is set to hit Ireland on Sunday night, with the north-west set to face winds of up to 100 miles an hour.
41 people die after storms hit the Philippines
The storms hit the Philippines for three days, causing landslides and knocking down trees and buildings.
Fatal storms shake Philippines and South Korea
At least 20 people have been killed in the Philippines, and 32 people have dies in South Korea, following flooding and landslides.
With two broken legs, dog crawls home after Alabama tornado
Terrier-mix Mason was blown away by a tornado in Tuscaloosa three weeks ago – but made it home on two broken legs.
116 confirmed dead in US after tornado strikes Missouri with ‘apocalyptic force’
Officials still optimistic that lives can be saved as emergency services continue to search the storm-struck city of Joplin for survivors.
Nearly 300 reported dead after catastrophic US storms
The “intense super-cell thunderstorms” were described as the most intense that forecasters had seen, and hit six US states, devastating cities and towns.
Death toll from huge US storms rises to 248
The southern states of Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and Alabama were all hit with extensive damage reported and raw video showing the incredible size of some tornadoes.
Death toll rises to 17 as storms and tornadoes hit the Deep South of US
Felled trees fell into homes and killed an 18-month-old girl and her father as they slept. Some governers have declared states of emergency.
Ships get in hot water during storm
One vessel runs aground off Louth in high winds and is still stuck waiting for a tug to tow it off.