Ophelia: What You Need To Know The Day After The Storm

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Help from Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom is expected to be drafted in on Wednesday to help restore power.

In Cumbria the county council said high winds had torn the roof from a house in Whitehaven and even ripped traffic lights from their poles, as well as causing widespread traffic disruption.

The video shows the roof lifting up and down in the strong winds as a shocked onlooker films. Some 200,000 homes and businesses in the Republic were still without power yesterday.

Met Eireann has described the storm as the most powerful to have ever been so far east in the Atlantic on record.

Gusts of wind reached 85 km/h in the Malbaun area of the town. Some areas were also hit by shortages to water supplies.

People in the worst affected areas from Wexford to Skibbereen in Co Cork, have been asked to conserve their water supply as far as possible while fix work continues as reservoirs are re-filled.

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Residents look at fallen trees that were blown down by Storm Ophelia blocking a road in Irelands southwest city of Cork.

She said the ESB is set to call in crews from Northern Ireland and other parts of Britain to help carry out repairs.

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar advised people to stay indoors.

"Every part of Ireland is affected by this", she said.

"This storm is still very active and there are still very risky conditions in parts of the country". But it says they are not expected turn the sky red again.

Met Eireann, the nation's weather service, extended its most severe warning nationwide for the first time ever, with Ophelia bringing winds in excess of 80 kilometers an hour (50 miles per hour) to parts of western Ireland.

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