IRELAND: The first named storm of the season, Storm Ali takes the life of 50-year-old women. 140,000 buildings are cut off from the power supply. Ireland police and Ireland’s electric provider confirmed on Wednesday.
The Storm Ali fetched high winds to the west of Ireland. Irish police received reports of a mobile home being blown away off the cliff in the Claddaghduff village, later body of a woman in her 50s was discovered by the police from the beach below. The victim was apparently asleep in her caravan at the time when it was blown off the ground by the strong wind.
Majority of flights are delayed or canceled. The severe wind of up to 75mph and heavy rain forecast possess a threat to life. It is also expected to bring damages to buildings, fallen trees, road closures, flight/travel cancellations. Large waves in coastal areas are also expected.
MET Office updated its weather warning of wind as Ali rolled in on the morning of Wednesday. MET office has been prompted to issue advice for the public to be careful of the flying debris, which could pose danger to life. Amber warning by MET covers Northern Ireland, northern parts of England and southern parts of Scotland.
Caravan Blown with women inside
Irish police have confirmed the death of 50-year-old woman. Report of blown off caravan was received around 7.45am at Claddaghduff. After a short time, search body was discovered at the scene on the beach.
Post-mortem examination of the body is expected to be carried out at University College Galway.
Electricity Network has also been damaged by Storm Ali with the strong wind of over 140 kilometers per hour. 140,000 homes, farms, and businesses have been affected Ireland’s electricity supplier said.
Other Damages by Storm Ali
- It is not allowing children to walk home from school at the end of the day
- A cruise ship has become detached from its moorings in strong winds at the port of Greenock, Inverclyde
- The Tay Road Bridge said 91.7mph gales had hit the structure on Wednesday, which was forced to close to all traffic.
- A section of Princes Street in Edinburgh has been closed after parts of a shop roof flew off in strong winds.
- Meanwhile, South Bridge Street has been shut between Chambers Street and the High Street after lead fell from the Tron Kirk at around 12.10pm.
- Northern England is also affected by Storm Ali, traffic is disrupted, power cuts and fallen trees blocking roads from Merseyside to Cumbria.
- A fallen tree blocked a major junction in the Aintree area of Liverpool
- The M6 was also closed northbound between junctions 43 and 44 after an HGV was blown over.
- Six areas of Carlisle have also suffered a power cut with Electricity North West engineers working to restore supply.
Weather map for Wednesday – and week ahead