Storm Ali: Body found after mobile home blows off cliff

Storm Ali: Body found after mobile home blows off cliff
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Two people have been killed and 140,000 buildings are without power as high winds from Storm Ali buffeted Ireland on Wednesday, according to police and Ireland’s electricity provider ESB.

Irish police received reports that a mobile home had blown off a cliff in the coastal village of Claddaghduff in the western county of Galway. The body of a woman in her 50s was later recovered from the beach below, police told CNN.

In Newry, Northern Ireland, a man in his 20s was killed by a fallen tree at the Slieve Gullion Forest Park. Another man in his 40s was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Flights to and from Dublin Airport on the east coast were badly disrupted, with the majority delayed or canceled.

Storm Ali is the first storm to be named by the UK and Irish meteorological offices this season, arriving in the Irish republic early Wednesday before moving northeast to Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England and parts of north Wales.

Irish meteorological service Met Éirann posted satellite images Wednesday showing strong winds across Ireland.

The UK Met Office said Wednesday that a gust of 91 mph was confirmed at Killowen in Northern Ireland, and called for the public to remain vigilant.

Amber weather warnings were in place across northern and western parts of the UK Wednesday.

Three people died in Ireland last October when the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the country’s west coast as a post-tropical storm. Two people were killed when trees fell on their cars, while a third person was killed while clearing a fallen tree with a chainsaw.