Tuesday 23 July 2019

'Hi America, could you send your best looting tips? - Hurricane Ophelia is heading to Ireland and Twitter is reacting with panic, calm and wit

The projected path of Hurricane Ophelia
The projected path of Hurricane Ophelia
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

It's Friday the 13th and there's a hurricane heading for Ireland. Are they connected?

Who knows.  What we do know is that Hurricane Ophelia is behaving rather strangely and may or may not cause havoc here on Sunday night.

Latest news suggests the storm is currently 'gaining strength' but is 'expected to be downgraded to a post-tropical storm' by the time it hits Irish shores.

That doesn't sound so bad.  There's a 'tropical' in there, right?

Read more actual information here: Hurricane Ophelia 'has strengthened' as it tracks towards Ireland

Currently people in Ireland don't appear to be too concerned.  The main concerns shared on social media relate to getting beers in and whether or not the schools will be closed on Monday. 


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