17 Oct 2017

Ophelia hits Ireland, residents urged to stay inside

From Morning Report, 7:21 am on 17 October 2017

Officials in the Republic of Ireland are urging people to stay in doors as tropical storm Ophelia batters the British Isles. Two men and a woman are now dead as a result of the storm. The worst is expected to hit on Tuesday morning (NZ time). Overnight wind gusts reached 17km/h, knocking out power to more than 350,000 people. Helen Vaughan is a former RNZ reporter, now based in Dublin, and joins us with the latest news.