Wednesday 22 May 2019

Bread being sold online as shops sell out ahead of Storm Emma

Supermarkets have been selling out of bread ahead of Storm Emma
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AS SHOPS sell out of staples like bread and milk ahead of Storm Emma, people are flogging loaves online for up to €1,500.

Met Eireann is expected to issue a Status Red weather warning as an Arctic weather front, the so-called 'Beast from the East', hits Ireland.

As we brace ourselves for school closures, traffic chaos and bitterly cold temperatures, people have began preparing for the worst and stockpiling their groceries.

Supermarkets across the country have seen supplies of items like bread and milk run out and some people are making the most of the rush by selling loaves online.

One very hopeful person has placed an ad on DoneDeal for a loaf of Pat the Baker bread, with an asking price of €1,500.

They joked: "Top of the range bread, can't find anywhere in Ireland, you won't get a better offer buy today...

"Buy now or starve in this weather! (Does not come with Tayto)"

Another person in Wexford is asking for €4 for half a loaf, while a pack of gluten free bread is on offer in Dublin for €150.

The first impact of the so-called 'Beast from the East' will be felt today, with snow forecast for the east of the country today.

Forecaster Evelyn Cusack told Newstalk Breakfast counties in the east and south will be a "blanket of snow" by Thursday.

"Thursday will be the worst day, and it's not going to be a nice weekend either. I don't want to discount the showers tonight and tomorrow. We're worried about the winds, and there is also the possibility of thunder and lightning with Storm Emma.

"Overall, the west and northwest will fair best. The east and south, they will more than likely be a blanket of snow by Thursday."

Keep safe and warm, but if you are out in Storm Emma we'd love to see your photos and videos. Send by email to or Whatsapp to 0871847169


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