Storm Katia continues to cause havoc in Ireland – VIDEOSNoel Barbour

See photos of Hurricane Katia hitting Ireland

Ireland has suffered coastal flooding along the western seaboard after high winds battered much of the country over night. Met Eireann had a gale weather warning in effect from 6pm last night.

Last night the country was dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katia, which left thousands of people without power on Sunday night, after gusts of up to 140 mph swept across the Island.
__________________

Read more:

Warnings issued as Hurricane Katia batters Ireland en route to Scotland

Hurricane Katia brings gales and floods to Northern Ireland

When a Category 3 hurricane struck Ireland in 1839
__________________

On Monday ferry services were cancelled from Dublin to the UK. A number of roads were blocked by fallen trees. Schools on Arranmore Island off the Donegal coast were closed due to the extreme weather conditions.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) said: “Vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are advised to check local weather forecasts before making journeys. If necessary, consider delaying your journey until the weather improves.

“If you must take to the roads, watch out for falling debris and keep in off the road when meeting traffic.”

See photos of Hurricane Katia hitting Ireland


See photos of Hurricane Katia hitting Ireland