Storm Ophelia caused almost €70m worth of damage

Three deaths, €45m insurance claims and a tree nursery faced with disaster

Sean Hogan, chairman at the National Emergency Coordination Centre, at a press conference to announce details of storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sean Hogan, chairman at the National Emergency Coordination Centre, at a press conference to announce details of storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Storm Ophelia caused almost €70 million worth of damage after it tore across Ireland on October 16th last year.

The tropical revolving storm developed from the strongest eastern Atlantic storm in a century-and-a-half of records and brought wind speeds of 191 km/h to parts of Ireland.

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