Episode 7: Did Someone Say Hurricane?!

Posted By: MeghanDonoghue
Posted On: October 22nd, 2017
Attending: Waterford Institute of Technology

Hey everyone!

So by now most of you have heard that Ireland was hit by Hurricane Ophelia on Monday.  To be honest, when I heard we were getting a hurricane I wasn’t too concerned at first.  Next thing I know, the entire country is basically on lock down.  They cancelled schools and most people didn’t have work.  At that point I realized this was going to be a little more serious than I originally thought.

In Waterford we had some pretty high winds and a little rain.  I stayed inside all day just to be safe, but what I was seeing online all over the country was kind of crazy.  A roof of a gym blew off, plenty of trees were down, a lot of people lost electricity etc.

At WIT we were pretty lucky because our power stayed on and there wasn’t too much damage.  The roof at the Mercy gym (the gym the Wildcats use) started to go as well.  Luckily, the damage was able to be fixed.

Apparently, this was one of the worst storms Ireland has seen in the last 50 years.  This was the last place I thought a tropical storm would hit, but I guess now I can say I survived a hurricane.

Stay tuned for more to come!


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