October 19, 2017 15:36 IST

Storm Ophelia batters Ireland and UK

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Winds batter the coast as storm Ophelia hits the County Clare town of Lahinch. Credit: Reuters
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Waves crash over the lighthouse as storm Ophelia approaches Porthcawl, Wales. Credit: Reuters
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The roof of a thatched cottage starts to blow off as storm Ophelia hits the County Clare village of Spanish Point, Ireland. Credit: Reuters
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Storm Ophelia whips up the sea as it makes landfall along County Clare peninsula of Loop Head, Ireland. Credit: Reuters
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Surfers wait in the Atlantic on their surfboard for big waves to hit on the eve of storm Ophelia in the County Clare town of Lahinch, Ireland. Credit: Reuters