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Wexford tornado survivors: ‘We hugged each other in the doorway as tornado tore roof off’

Wexford baker is recovering having been struck by falling timber when tornado hit

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Helena Berney photographed in her bakery in Longraigue damaged by the tornado. Photo; Mary Browne

Helena Berney photographed in her bakery in Longraigue damaged by the tornado. Photo; Mary Browne

Mother and daughter Helena and Elaine Berney hid behind the grey wall in the foreground of the picture. A cement block flew in from outside and missed them by a couple of feet.

Mother and daughter Helena and Elaine Berney hid behind the grey wall in the foreground of the picture. A cement block flew in from outside and missed them by a couple of feet.

Roof torn off business while mother and daughter inside.

Roof torn off business while mother and daughter inside.

Shed door collapsed inwards in storm.

Shed door collapsed inwards in storm.

Vehicle lifted and pulled 30ft in tornado

Vehicle lifted and pulled 30ft in tornado

14/11/2022 Lena Berney photographed in her bakery in Longraigue damaged by the tornado. Photo; Mary Browne

14/11/2022 Lena Berney photographed in her bakery in Longraigue damaged by the tornado. Photo; Mary Browne

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Helena Berney photographed in her bakery in Longraigue damaged by the tornado. Photo; Mary Browne

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A well-known Wexford baker is recovering having been struck by falling timbre when the tornado hit, causing part of the roof of her business to come crashing down on top of her.

Helena Berney was working alongside her daughter Elaine and had just turned the Christmas cakes in one of the ovens at Helena’s Bakery, Longraigue, Foulksmills, when a tornado struck.


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