Cork Storm again and again, unrelenting storms hitting the coast of Ireland since Christmas, this one seems to be the worst yet with a recorded 98 miles per hour wind speed. All of the fishing vessels are hiding in Bantry bay to avoid the terrible weather. The ESB are dealing with tens of thousands of outages across the country and Munster is receiving its worst weather in over twenty years. Trees are down on the road around Dunboy and bits of debris are sliding along the roads. Neil is hoping that the power cuts will happen again tomorrow so he can get a day off school….
This was typed 24 hours ago, we had a power cut of 22 hours and the total numbers affected came to 250000…
Wind spraying water off of the surface in the harbour at Castletownbere.
Cork city floods were quite bad on the 4th of February. I was in Cork for a few nights and I had my camera with me walking around looking at the floods in the city centre. Also having the odd pint in a few of the bars of the city, BDSM, Arthur Maynes and the Mutton Lane for example. About time that Cork city got the flood damage protection system that it deserves, surely it would work out cheaper in the long term.
West Cork Storms seem to be endless the last few weeks down here on the Beara peninsula it is causing some mighty havoc to the seas. Lots of damage to the coastline and indeed the electricity grid too. The wind has been knocking down electricity posts and the community have been experiencing power cuts of a few hours at a time. A series of photographs here from Garnish Pier, the Dursey Sound, Balydonegan and Reentrisk. It was difficult to keep the lens clean so some images are a bit smudged.
West Cork Storms
Waves crashing through the gap of the Island and mainland at Garnish pier, this is low tide.