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Ophelia: Ireland, UK Feel Atlantic Storm's Fury

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A couple watches waves break on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Tropical Storm Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. (Press Association via AP Images)

By    |   Monday, 16 October 2017 10:26 AM

Tropical Storm Ophelia struck Ireland on Monday, leaving thousands without power and leaving one dead so far.

Ophelia brought wind gust of 119 miles per hour to Fastnet Island, 97 mph at Roches Point and above 70 mph in Cork and Waterford, Ireland and St. Mary's Island in the United Kingdom, The Weather Channel reported.

The Guardian reported that waves up to 27 feet high were recorded at sea as a hurricane force winds warning was issued for shipping areas south of Ireland, and forecasters issued a series of flood alerts and warnings for southwest and northwest England because of the storm.

About 20 flights were canceled at Manchester airport and a visit to Belfast by former U.S. President Bill Clinton was postponed, The Guardian said.

The Independent reported on Twitter that the roof to the Cork City Football Club stadium collapsed due to high winds.

The Guardian reported a woman motorist died in Aglish in Waterford at 11:40 a.m. local time when a tree limb pierced the windshield of the vehicle she was in. Video posted by Eoin English of the Irish Examiner showed winds blowing the roof off the Douglas Community School gymnasium in Cork City. The Irish Rail cancelled all commuter train travel Monday, stating that departures may continue on Tuesday. Ireland broadcaster RTE 1 reported that more than 230,000 people were listed without electrical power Monday because of the storm.

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