Man dies after tree falls on car in Louth as Hurricane Ophelia hits

Condolences expressed to family of 'Ophelia' victim

Dundalk Democrat


Dundalk Democrat

Shock at death from storm in Louth

IT is understood a Louth man has become the third victim of Hurricane Ophelia after he died from injuries sustained after a tree fell on his car earlier today.

Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has expressed his “shock and deep sadness at the news of a death in Ravensdale as a result of Storm Ophelia”.

Mr Adams said:“I want to extend by condolences to the families of those citizens who have lost their lives as a result of Storm Ophelia, and especially to the family of the person killed by a falling tree in Ravensdale this afternoon.

“Storm Ophelia has already caused significant damage as it makes its way across the island of Ireland. I would urge everyone to heed the advice of the emergency services and stay indoors."

He added: “And I want to commend the courage of the first responders who are risking life and limb helping those in trouble.”