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.