Remembering days of Debbie
Sir - The devastation and three sad deaths caused in Ireland by Hurricane Ophelia brought back vividly to me the horror of storms and especially Debbie in September 1961.
I was going to secondary school each day by train to Castlerea at the time, and only went on that Saturday morning as my school were playing a college match. The match was cancelled but with no phone at home or mobile there was no way of getting the message to me.
It was a lovely sunny morning as I was setting out, but little did I know what was to unfold later.