South East Ireland. Our immediate area got it bad, but not as bad as the Wexford area. Some areas there had up to 10 feet of snow! Several farmers lost sheds which just collapsed under the combined onslaught of the weight of snow and the winds. One farmer lost some young cattle, when the shed collapsed on them. Another had machinery damaged when sheds collapsed.Icemaiden wrote:Whereabouts do you live, LadyA?
Unfortunately, although most people showed a lot of community spirit, and helped where they could, there's always an element isn't there? A branch of Lidl in Dublin was demolished and looted. And I do mean demolished! During the storm, realising that the area was more or less cut off, and the police wouldn't be able to get there, a group of young yobs stole an earthmover from a building site and literally demolished the supermarket in an attempt to steal the contents of the safe! They failed to get the safe open, but the remains of the building was looted. And it was all filmed, and posted on social media, so the police have been busy rounding up those involved. They did get nine of them at the scene, having used borrowed Army vehicles etc. to get in. The local community too turned in several of those involved. The Lidl was the nearest supermarket for a large number of people in a deprived area. Lidl are now running a bus from outside the demolished store to the next nearest branch, every day, for the people of the area. And all of the staff from the demolished store were redeployed to other branches.