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Print A powerful storm hit most of the Hawaiian islands on Monday, Oct. The powerful winds, numerous lightning strikes and heavy rain knocked out power in the entire island of Maui — at leastpeople. A bit earlier on October 23,7 tornadoes swept across North and South Carolina. At least 98 people lost power.

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The storm force winds cleared Ireland's coast by midnight, but people were warned to remain cautious in the aftermath of the extreme weather.

A second day of disruption was expected in Scotland and North East England due to fallen trees blocking rail lines. Fallen trees blocking roads and downed power lines are some of the likely hazards on Tuesday as the country begins to return to normal following a day when the island of Ireland went into lockdown.

Violent winds of more than 96mph kph in places caused widespread damage to electricity networks, uprooting trees and damaging properties. Two men and a woman were killed in separate incidents in the Republic of Ireland.

In Cahir, Co Tipperary, a man in his 30s was killed in a chainsaw accident when he was trying to clear a tree downed by the wind. Earlier, a woman died when a tree Destructive winds on her car in severe wind.

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The Garda said the driver was in her mid 50s and was travelling outside Aglish village in Co Waterford. Destructive winds female passenger, in her 70s, was injured and taken to Waterford Regional Hospital for treatment, gardai said.

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The men had been trying to get to safety in a harbour but were constantly pushed back by wind and tides.

They issued a mayday 10 miles offshore and were rescued by the Rosslare Harbour lifeboat.

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The storm has caused major disruption to power supplies andhomes and businesses were still without power on Monday night. A woman take a photograph as waves crash up onto Penzance seafront Credit: Some areas were also hit by shortages to water supplies.

There were reports of localised flooding in Co Galway, and storm surges and severe winds were still predicted to pose a threat on the Dublin and Louth coasts until late on Monday night.

A spokesman for the HSE said there had been a significant impact on health services, and warned of disruption in the "coming days" with some cancellations and delays expected to appointments and discharges from hospital.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said additional funding will be made available to assist in the clean-up, and work is under way to assess the damage. Earlier in the day the storm forced former US president Bill Clinton to postpone a planned intervention in Northern Ireland's political stalemate.

The Press Association understands Mr Clinton had been due to meet the region's warring political parties as they struggle to reach a deal to restore the collapsed Executive. But the visit was called off at late notice due to the severe weather.

It is understood the visit may still take place on Tuesday. With the full extent of the storm damage still unknown, authorities in the Republic and Northern Ireland have said schools should remain closed for a second day to ensure the safety of children and staff. Met Eireann described the storm as the most powerful to have been this far east in the Atlantic.

Three decades on from Great Storm of The storm is arriving exactly 30 years to the day of one of the most memorable weather events in recent UK history. On the night of Octoberthe UK was battered by hurricane-force winds with at least 22 people killed across England and France.

It also brought down around 15 million trees. How Chartwell looked after the Great Storm of - and how it looks now Credit: Pictures have been taken from the same vantage points, this time using drones, and show how nature has bounced back from the catastrophe.

Interestingly, areas that were left to regenerate naturally in some cases developed faster than those that we carefully replanted.Sep 06,  · This is an overview of Hurricane Irma, reported by journalists throughout the region.

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To see their latest dispatches from places hit by the storm, go to Thursday's live Irma updates.. SAN JUAN, P.

The National Hurricane Center upgraded Irma to a Category 4 storm early Sunday morning, with predicted landfall in the Florida Keys at daybreak. Residents huddled, struggling for breath, on the smoky beach or stayed behind to try and save their houses, as a devastating bushfire hit the small NSW south coast town of Tathra on Sunday afternoon.

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The National Hurricane Center released its final report on Hurricane Maria Monday and concluded that parts of the mountainous island likely got blasted by more fierce Cat 5 winds. Destructive waves are associated with stormy conditions and occur where there is a long fetch and strong winds.

The waves in the picture were breaking at a frequency of 14 per minute, each swash being interrupted by the powerful backwash of the previous wave. environment; Wild weather, destructive winds of up to km/h, as cold front pummels four states.

SEVERE thunderstorms have swept through Melbourne as winds far more destructive than first.

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