It was very much a localised event. Our electricity has been flickering all day and arcing/sparks from the poles outside. I have lost all the mortar joints from the ridge tiles on the roof, so if they’re there in the morning, I’ll be relieved. We’ve had a few small trees down in the area and one big one. Less than a 2 mile distance up the road from here, my brother said it just felt like a very windy day.
Certainly with gusts recorded over 190kph it was a storm most certainly worthy of the red warning. Especially when you consider the 3 poor souls (so far) lost to her. Some of the structural damage was quite intensive, even in Dublin City centre. The flooding may have been less than anticipated as the rainfall amounts did not add up on this side of the country, but the winds did not disappoint.
We will have gusts up to 90kph up until about 11pm tonight, so still plenty of time for more rain and damage to occur.