This is just amazing!
The highest wave was recorded off Waterford at 4pm on Monday when the M5 weather buoy measured a record individual wave of 17.81m and a record significant wave height of 12.97m.
The M5 weather buoy subsequently broke away from its mooring and the Marine Institute coordinated the retrieval process as a matter of urgency. The buoy was recovered yesterday by the MV Puffin of Fastnet Shipping (Waterford) and brought ashore last night.
Electricity and water supply still out this evening for many residents in Fenor. Updates are welcome. ...
Electric is back on, phone line and mobile coverage are back, water seems fine and PJ our postman informed me that the road to Tramore is passable with care. Our new wall did it's job magnificently. A lot of debris behind it. Locals reporting generally minor damage which is both a surprise given the battering and a relief given the alternatives. 😊