Storm Eleanor

Sir, – Storms seem to be arriving with increasing frequency, and with names, like a long-lost relative that suddenly turns up on your doorstep. You are cautious of them but unsure of their actions and what effect they will have on you.

In Galway city, last week we had Dylan, which although generating a bit of a breeze in the city, didn't merit any mention on the RTÉ Six One News the following day because it caused no damage. On Tuesday night we had Eleanor, which despite warnings from Met Éireann, took us all by surprise here in the city and caused widespread flooding.

Surely there has to be a better system of warning people of possible predicted damage, otherwise it becomes a case of people ignoring the boy who called wolf too many times. – Yours, etc,