We thought things had gotten crazy yesterday when snow started falling in February but turns out it was just a warm-up for Storm Darwin, which has been wreaking havoc across Ireland today.
Over 95,000 homes are now believed to be without power and Met Eireann has issued a severe ‘red’ weather warning, with forecasters predicting stormy conditions including high winds and high seas.
The wind in limerick is unREAL! One guy driving in his jeep got hit by a flying beer keg. #madweather
— Helena Cronin (@Helena__Cronin) February 12, 2014
Tree down outside my house pic.twitter.com/GlAbriCnuF
— Aoife Rigney (@aoiferigney) February 12, 2014
Am hearing Bishopstown’s Colaiste Spioraid Naoimh school hall roof has just ‘blown off’ – certainly pretty freaky on Eastside Cork #storm
— Joe McNamee (@jozeemac) February 12, 2014
— Cillian Flynn (@cillfly) February 12, 2014
Spokesman for @shannonairport confirmed stationary aircraft tipped onto its wing by wind. Airport closed until 1530 at earliest.
— Jonathan Healy (@jonathanhealy) February 12, 2014
— Irish Daily Mirror (@IrishMirror) February 12, 2014
— William Cuddy (@MrWillCuddy) February 12, 2014
And let’s hope this one doesn’t turn out to be true…
You do realize the awful weather is only the beginning of a century of catastrophe, right? ‘Cause if not, heads up on that.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) February 12, 2014