I am reporting today from storm lashed Ireland.
Yes – Lorenzo has arrived off our coast, so I have taken to the bunkers to shelter from the immense damage that has been forecast.
There has indeed been significant damage to the Manor so far. There are at least three extra pine cones on the front driveway and an empty plastic flower pot has toppled over on the back terrace. We have had torrential rain all morning and I reckon there must have been at least 0.2mm of rainfall leading to fears that there might be a puddle at the front gate by the end of the day.
Oh My God!! Reports are coming in that a tree has blown down near Baltimore in County Cork. This is truly calamitous!
Reports are also coming in that the sea is much wetter than usual off the west coast, and waves are actually breaking on the rocks.
Our National Emergency Coordination Committee is issuing five minute bulletins which mainly consist of repeatedly telling us to stay away from the sea. I am considering moving inland as I reckon that five miles from the sea and an altitude of a mere 600 feet may be well within the danger zone. At a time like this we cannot be too careful.
I just ask that all my friends across the world think of us unfortunates in Ireland as we suffer from wind. Our very lives are at risk.
Pray for us that we may survive.