Storm Barra made landfall in Ireland early on Tuesday morning, bringing gusts of wind in excess of 130 km/h and leaving more than 56,000 homes without power.
The storm has also caused some flooding in low-lying parts of Cork City and Dungarvan in County Waterford and inspired some brilliant reactions on Irish Twitter.
Several Irish Twitter users referenced RTÉ News reporter Teresa Mannion, who became a folk hero during Storm Desmond in December 2015 when she warned people not to make "unnecessary journeys" or "take risks on treacherous road" in a viral news report.
One Twitter user posted an image of Bruce Wayne observing a Batman costume alongside the caption: "Teresa Mannion looking at her rain gear before going to Salthill to report on".
Continuing the Batman theme, another Twitter user posted an image of the Dark Knight gazing skyward as the Bat-signal illuminates the night sky, with Mannion's face replacing the bat symbol.
Other Twitter users mocked COVID-19 lockdown skeptics by claiming that Storm Barra was a "plot by the Communists at Met Eireann to bring in mandatory raincoats".
"There will be an anti raincoat protest outside Tipperary county council offices tomorrow at 3pm, all welcome," one tweet said.
#StormBarra is a plot by the Communists at Met Eireann to bring in mandatory raincoats. There will be an anti raincoat protest outside Tipperary county council offices tomorrow at 3pm, all welcome.— Minister for Spuds at the Dept of Bacon & Cabbage (@FCTwenteBenson) December 6, 2021
No Irish storm would be complete without a mad rush to buy emergency supplies at local supermarkets and some people have been kind enough to post a handy guide for how much bread to buy depending on what area of the country you live in.
The "How Much Bread To Buy" chart recommends 65 sliced pans for people living in places with a Red Weather Warning and one batch loaf for people living in Northern Ireland.
One Twitter user also posted an image of a Guinness and Tayto truck driving side-by-side on Monday night, joking that the Irish Government was preparing for the incoming storm.