Ophelia, we’re feelin’ ya

It’s been a horrible day here in Ireland.

Since 8am, the country has been hammered by ex-hurricane Ophelia.

Ophelia is the strongest hurricane to ever be found this east in the Atlantic and the strongest to hit Ireland in fifty years.

The storm has been tracking North all day, battering Cork and Waterford this morning and beginning to hammer Dublin and Galway right now.

I was sent home from work at 11 am and I’ve been holed up in my house the past few hours and believed the worst was over but it is set to peak in Dublin over the next two hours.

So far, there have been three fatalities, thousands of trees down and over 360,000 homes without power.

I had spent the morning concerned about my polytunnel and shed but now I am more concerned about my friends and family.

Gardens will grow again, lives will not. Do not go out to your garden, do not take risks. This is too serious.

This is just a quick post to let you know I hope you are all safe and indoors.

I am sure I will have a lot to write about in the coming days as the clean up begins. I do not have high hopes for my garden right now.

If any of my readers are stuck in Malahide/Swords/Dublin airport area, please mail me and you can come to my home for the evening.

Stay safe, stay home and much love to you all.

Fiona

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