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16 October 2017 11:40 PM Storm Ophelia: a county-by-county damage report

South and West worst hit, but most counties see power outages and blocked roads Storm Ophelia wrought most of its damage in the south and west of the country today, but all counties have experienced some level of disruption. Some of the most dramatic scenes occurred in Cork city, where part of one of the stands in Turner’s Cross stadium collapsed. In Douglas 22

16 October 2017 5:48 PM Three die as Tropical Storm Ophelia lashes Ireland

More than 360,000 homes and businesses are without electricity with another 100,000 outages are expected overnight "Ophelia is a very dangerous storm," Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told reporters in Dublin on Monday. "The last time we had a storm this severe, 11 lives were lost." Ophelia brought gale-force winds to southern Ireland by early 26

16 October 2017 1:54 PM One dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

Lahinch, Ireland - A woman died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre waves. About 210,000 homes and businesses were without electricity with more outages expected and almost 150 flights were cancelled from Ireland's two main airports at Dublin and Shannon 21

16 October 2017 12:36 PM Angola locates plane that crashed in storm, killing 7

Luanda - A plane that crashed in a remote corner of Angola last week killing all seven people onboard was downed by bad weather, authorities said on Monday. The Brazilian-built Embraer aircraft operated by Air Guicango and bound for Luanda crashed on Thursday after taking off from Dundo in the northeast near the Congolese border according to Angola's 18

16 October 2017 11:45 AM Maritzburg College: ‘Pupils were out of line’, says experts

Pietermaritzburg - The furore continued on Sunday over a tweet showing three Maritzburg College pupils in uniform supporting the EFF and calling for land to be returned. Political analysts on Sunday told The Witness that in their opinion the pupils were indeed out of line, despite calls by the EFF and its supporters for disciplinary charges against the boys to be dropped 16

16 October 2017 6:34 AM Ireland closes schools as rare hurricane approaches

Dublin - Ireland has ordered all schools to close on Monday as the country braces for an "unprecedented storm" with the arrival of Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean. "In response to the imminent Storm Ophelia, the Department of Education and Skills is now publicly informing all schools, colleges and other 24

15 October 2017 8:15 PM Hurricane heads for Ireland, UK

Dublin - Britain and Ireland braced Sunday for a lashing from Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, after it dumped heavy rains on Portugal's Azores islands. As the storm passed near the Azores archipelago on Saturday it was classed Category 3, which means it packed winds of at least 178 km/h. Though cooler seas will weaken 24

12 October 2017 8:01 PM SA Weather Service battered by faulty equipment, decries CEO

Pretoria – The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has blamed the poor state of their equipment for failing to warn citizens earlier of the stormy weather that devastated parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. SAWS CEO Jerry Lengoasa on Thursday said although a severe weather warning for the catastrophic thunderstorm was issued, he conceded that the message 60

12 October 2017 11:56 AM LISTEN: Durban weather warning, but do not panic

DURBAN - The eThekwini Municipality has issued a warning for strong winds and imminent cold fronts, but residents should not panic. Cold fronts and strong winds are expected to hit Durban along the ocean on Thursday night. On Tuesday, gale force winds and heavy rains saw hundreds of cars flooded on major roads and highways in Durban as a fierce storm 35

12 October 2017 11:25 AM KZN storm declared a provincial disaster

Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal provincial cabinet has officially declared Tuesday's storm a provincial disaster, following the devastating impact the heavy rains had on several districts across the province. "We met this morning as provincial cabinet and officially declared it a provincial disaster. We will be going to national to see how we have funding 46