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Storm Ophelia: Northern Ireland schools to reopen, hospitals back to normal, 850 without power

  • Three killed in Republic
  • 92mph gusts hit south coast of Ireland
  • 151,000 cut off in Republic
  • All schools closed on Tuesday
  • Northern Ireland civil servants hold emergency meeting

Storm Ophelia: Winds of over 80mph batter Ireland [Photos] Close

A fallen tree is cleared from a road off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as clear up begins after storm Ophelia. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

A fallen tree is cleared from a road off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as clear up begins after storm Ophelia. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

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Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

A tree blocks a road in south Belfast

A tree blocks a road in south Belfast

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Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

A man take selfies in waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A man take selfies in waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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People take selfies in waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

People take selfies in waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

People battle the waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

People battle the waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Members of the public take photographs of waves crashing on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Members of the public take photographs of waves crashing on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

A couple watch waves break on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A couple watch waves break on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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People take selfies in waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

People take selfies in waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Waves break on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Waves break on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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A man take selfies in waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A man take selfies in waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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A woman walks past waves crashing on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A woman walks past waves crashing on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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People battle the waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

People battle the waves and high wind at Lahinch in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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A woman braces as waves crash on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A woman braces as waves crash on the sea wall at Penzanze, Cornwall, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 16, 2017. The tropical storm has made its way across the Atlantic and Ophelia's remnants reached home shores on Monday, resulting in "exceptional" weather - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

A lone busker from Japan faces a tough day ahead as the city centre streets continue to empty. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. A lone busker from Japan faces a tough day ahead as the city centre streets continue to empty. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia.  Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Belfast City Centre shuts down ahead of storm Ophelia. Business closed their doors with employees being sent home for safety as Ireland north and south braces for the storm. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Storm Ophelia reaches the coastline of Warrenpoint on October 16th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

A man loads the boot of a car with sandbags to protect homes on the Dublin Bay coast on the outskirts of Dublin on October 16, 2017 as Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia.
Schools were closed on October 16 as Ireland braced for an "unprecedented storm", with authorities warning that violent winds, rain and storm surges could pose a risk to life. Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, was downgraded to a storm before it hit the Irish coast but the Met Eireann national weather service warned people to remain indoors.
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A man loads the boot of a car with sandbags to protect homes on the Dublin Bay coast on the outskirts of Dublin on October 16, 2017 as Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia. Schools were closed on October 16 as Ireland braced for an "unprecedented storm", with authorities warning that violent winds, rain and storm surges could pose a risk to life. Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, was downgraded to a storm before it hit the Irish coast but the Met Eireann national weather service warned people to remain indoors. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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A ship at anchor off of Carrigaholt on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. Niall Carson/PA Wire

A ship at anchor off of Carrigaholt on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Pedestrians pass as dark clouds gather at Dublin Bay on October 16, 2017 as Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia.
Schools were closed on October 16 as Ireland braced for an "unprecedented storm", with authorities warning that violent winds, rain and storm surges could pose a risk to life. Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, was downgraded to a storm before it hit the Irish coast but the Met Eireann national weather service warned people to remain indoors.
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Pedestrians pass as dark clouds gather at Dublin Bay on October 16, 2017 as Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia. Schools were closed on October 16 as Ireland braced for an "unprecedented storm", with authorities warning that violent winds, rain and storm surges could pose a risk to life. Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, was downgraded to a storm before it hit the Irish coast but the Met Eireann national weather service warned people to remain indoors. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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A woman walks her dog in the coastal village of Carrigaholt on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia batters the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. Niall Carson/PA Wire

A woman walks her dog in the coastal village of Carrigaholt on the West Coast of Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia batters the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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A man takes a swim at Sandycove, southeast of Dublin on the Irish Sea coast, on October 16, 2017 as Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia.
 / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

A man takes a swim at Sandycove, southeast of Dublin on the Irish Sea coast, on October 16, 2017 as Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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Empty streets in Kilkee, Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph.Niall Carson/PA Wire

Empty streets in Kilkee, Ireland as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph.Niall Carson/PA Wire

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A man takes a swim at the 40 Foot swimming area on the Irish Sea coast at Glenageary, County Dublin, on October 16, 2017 as Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia.
Schools were closed on October 16 as Ireland braced for an "unprecedented storm", with authorities warning that violent winds, rain and storm surges could pose a risk to life. 
 / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

A man takes a swim at the 40 Foot swimming area on the Irish Sea coast at Glenageary, County Dublin, on October 16, 2017 as Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia. Schools were closed on October 16 as Ireland braced for an "unprecedented storm", with authorities warning that violent winds, rain and storm surges could pose a risk to life. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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A man uses a smartphone camera at the 40 Foot swimming area on the Irish Sea coast at Glenageary, County Dublin, on October 16, 2017 as Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia.
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A man uses a smartphone camera at the 40 Foot swimming area on the Irish Sea coast at Glenageary, County Dublin, on October 16, 2017 as Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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A fisherman looks on at Penarth Pier as Ophelia approaches the west coast of the United Kingdom on October 16, 2017 in Penarth, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

A fisherman looks on at Penarth Pier as Ophelia approaches the west coast of the United Kingdom on October 16, 2017 in Penarth, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

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PENARTH, WALES - OCTOBER 16: A woman photographs the sun rise at Penarth Pier as Hurricane Ophelia approaches the west coast of the United Kingdom on October 16, 2017 in Penarth, Wales. The hurricane comes exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 which killed 18 people and is estimated to have caused £1bn in damage to property and infrastructure.  (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

PENARTH, WALES - OCTOBER 16: A woman photographs the sun rise at Penarth Pier as Hurricane Ophelia approaches the west coast of the United Kingdom on October 16, 2017 in Penarth, Wales. The hurricane comes exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 which killed 18 people and is estimated to have caused £1bn in damage to property and infrastructure. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

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Met Eireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack at a meeting of the National Emergency Coordination group in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 15, 2017. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia Ireland. Weather forecasters are warning of a potential threat to life as Hurricane Ophelia is set to batter Ireland. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Met Eireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack at a meeting of the National Emergency Coordination group in Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 15, 2017. See PA story WEATHER Ophelia Ireland. Weather forecasters are warning of a potential threat to life as Hurricane Ophelia is set to batter Ireland. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

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This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Ophelia on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The remnants of Ophelia could bring 80 mile an hour (130 kilometer an hour) wind gusts, disruption and damage to Ireland and Britain as the work week gets underway, weather services said Sunday. (NOAA via AP)

This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Ophelia on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The remnants of Ophelia could bring 80 mile an hour (130 kilometer an hour) wind gusts, disruption and damage to Ireland and Britain as the work week gets underway, weather services said Sunday. (NOAA via AP)

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A handout satellite image captured by the The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellites OLCI instrument on October 11, 2017 and released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Octob er 15, 2017 shows Hurricane Ophelia over the Atlantic Ocean about 1300 km southwest of the Azores islands.
Hurricane Ophelia strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it passed near the Portuguese Azores archipelago on Octoer 14 on route for Ireland. Five counties in the west of Ireland will be placed on red alert for "severe" weather conditions from October 16 morning to early October 17, the Irish Meteorological Service said. / AFP PHOTO / EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ESA " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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A handout satellite image captured by the The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellites OLCI instrument on October 11, 2017 and released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Octob er 15, 2017 shows Hurricane Ophelia over the Atlantic Ocean about 1300 km southwest of the Azores islands. Hurricane Ophelia strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it passed near the Portuguese Azores archipelago on Octoer 14 on route for Ireland. Five counties in the west of Ireland will be placed on red alert for "severe" weather conditions from October 16 morning to early October 17, the Irish Meteorological Service said. / AFP PHOTO / EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ESA " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS -/AFP/Getty Images

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A fallen tree is cleared from a road off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as clear up begins after storm Ophelia. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Over 50,000 homes and businesses were left without power in the wake of Storm Ophelia in Northern Ireland with some 850 still without electricity.

Worst affected areas include remain in the Newry and Downpatrick areas.

Northern Ireland Electricity said the storm caused "widespread damage" to the network throughout Monday and into Tuesday. The clear up has begun with numerous roads around the country still blocked by fallen trees. Some seaside homes were evacuated and all schools closed.

The Republic faced the full force of the storm with hundreds of thousands cut off and near quarter of a million still without power on Tuesday morning. The storm claimed the lives of three people. A man was killed as he tried to clear a tree with a chainsaw and two others died in road incidents. In a call with Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister Theresa May expressed her sympathies and offered her support.

Schools are to reopen on Wednesday.

 

<< Below is our live blog on how the storm unfolded across Northern Ireland >>

 

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A Building collapses on the  Albertbridge Road  in East Belfast  as  Storm Ophelia hits across  Northern Ireland on Monday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

A Building collapses on the Albertbridge Road in East Belfast as Storm Ophelia hits across Northern Ireland on Monday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. / Credit: PressEye/ Matt Mackey

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. / Credit: PressEye/ Matt Mackey

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. / Credit: PressEye, Matt Mackey

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. / Credit: PressEye, Matt Mackey

PACEMAKER BELFAST  16/10/2017
A fallen tree closes the Malone Road in Belfast   as  Storm Ophelia hits across  Northern Ireland on Monday, 
The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region.

All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 16/10/2017 A fallen tree closes the Malone Road in Belfast as Storm Ophelia hits across Northern Ireland on Monday, The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region. All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  16/10/2017
High street in Bangor has been closed due to unstable scaffolding  as  Storm Ophelia hits across  Northern Ireland on Monday, 
The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region.

All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 16/10/2017 High street in Bangor has been closed due to unstable scaffolding as Storm Ophelia hits across Northern Ireland on Monday, The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region. All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  16/10/2017
High street in Bangor has been closed due to unstable scaffolding  as  Storm Ophelia hits across  Northern Ireland on Monday, 
The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region.

All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 16/10/2017 High street in Bangor has been closed due to unstable scaffolding as Storm Ophelia hits across Northern Ireland on Monday, The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region. All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  16/10/2017
High street in Bangor has been closed due to unstable scaffolding  as  Storm Ophelia hits across  Northern Ireland on Monday, 
The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region.

All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 16/10/2017 High street in Bangor has been closed due to unstable scaffolding as Storm Ophelia hits across Northern Ireland on Monday, The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region. All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  16/10/2017
Battling threw the heavy winds in Donaghadee as  Storm Ophelia hits across  Northern Ireland on Monday, 
The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region.

All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 16/10/2017 Battling threw the heavy winds in Donaghadee as Storm Ophelia hits across Northern Ireland on Monday, The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region. All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  16/10/2017
Battling threw the heavy winds in Donaghadee as  Storm Ophelia hits across  Northern Ireland on Monday, 
The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region.

All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 16/10/2017 Battling threw the heavy winds in Donaghadee as Storm Ophelia hits across Northern Ireland on Monday, The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region. All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  16/10/2017
Battling threw the heavy winds in Donaghadee as  Storm Ophelia hits across  Northern Ireland on Monday, 
The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region.

All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 16/10/2017 Battling threw the heavy winds in Donaghadee as Storm Ophelia hits across Northern Ireland on Monday, The Met Office has an amber warning for very windy weather in place from midday through to midnight on Monday, affecting all parts of the region. All schools have been closed for the day while QueenÕs University has cancelled classes. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PEACE BRIDGE CLOSED. . . . .A PSNI officer braves the elements to secure the Peace Bridge in Derry/Londonderry last night. The footbridge between the cityside and waterside was closed around 6.15pm as winds increased. (Photo: Jim McCafferty Photography)

PEACE BRIDGE CLOSED. . . . .A PSNI officer braves the elements to secure the Peace Bridge in Derry/Londonderry last night. The footbridge between the cityside and waterside was closed around 6.15pm as winds increased. (Photo: Jim McCafferty Photography)

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city.

Photo by Matt Mackey

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 The scene on the Albertbridge in East Belfast after the front of a building collapsed as Hurricane Ophelia begins to batter the city. Photo by Matt Mackey

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

A fallen tree blocks a street off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 A fallen tree blocks a street off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

A fallen tree blocks a street off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 A fallen tree blocks a street off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

A fallen tree blocks a street off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 A fallen tree blocks a street off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

A fallen tree blocks a street off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 A fallen tree blocks a street off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Strong winds forecast to hit Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Strong winds forecast to hit Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017

Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th October 2017 Strong winds hit Donaghadee on the Co. Down coast as storm Ophelia spreads across Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

A Building collapses on the Albertbridge Road in East Belfast as Storm Ophelia hits across Northern Ireland on Monday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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