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Massive Storm Striking Ireland, Britain

Posted by feww on February 8, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATIC EVENTS
CATASTROPHIC SUPERSTORMS
NINTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK OF EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
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Potentially devastating superstorms lining up in Atlantic to batter Ireland next week

Met Éireann has issued a status orange weather warning, the highest in Ireland, for the southern counties as well as Wexford and Galway, with winds of 130-km/hr forecast as storm RUTH strikes the country.

A status yellow weather warning is in effect for counties Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Meath, according to reports.

Flood alerts and wind warnings have been issued as Ireland braces itself for a series of  potentially devastating Atlantic superstorms and the ninth week of extreme rain events.

flooding in Ireland
Screenshot from a video taken by the Irish Gov. via Independent.ie

Massive Storm System Impacting UK

Some 482 Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts, including 3 Severe Flood Warnings [“danger to life,”] remain in effect throughout Britain as a massive storm system continues to batter the country with strong winds and persistent rain.

atlantic superstorm image 34 UKMetVisible Satellite image timed at 12:00 on Saturday February 8, 2014. © Copyright EUMETSAT/Met Office

The UK Environment Office has issued the following Flood Risk Assessment (Excerpts)

In Somerset there is a HIGH flood risk from river flooding on the Somerset Levels for today (Sat 8 Feb) and Sunday, with a high likelihood of severe impacts. River flooding in this area has been made worse by recent rainfall. Significant impacts are expected to continue in this area through the next week. In Chiswell in Dorset where the beach is degraded there is a HIGH flood risk from coastal flooding due to large waves and strong winds during this evening and during Sunday.

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