Winter Storm Eleanor has hit Northern Europe hard. Eleanor has caused massive damage already, affecting thousands of people across the region. However, one driver's determination to push through the storm has been captured on video and has gone viral. Being shared thousands of times the video has caught the attention of those on Twitter.
Floods in Salthill Galway this evening @[email protected]@Herdotiepic.twitter.com/ty6OdfrtX6— Galway Latin Quarter (@GalwayLatinQtr) January 2, 2018
"It was like a walk in the park, fire is much more harmful than water, you just need to respect the water and it will respect you."
In the video, you can see the ferocity of the storm as the Irish driver fights through the waves with his Mini Cooper.
The driver has been identified as 28-year-old Selina Callaghan. Fortunately, she was able to make it through the storm, even laughing off the dangerous journey, stating, "It was like a wark in the park".
It should be noted that no one should attempt anything like this, especially in the highly dangerous Elenor. Yet, Twitter had great commentary on the video.
bae: come over— kelly (@earley) January 2, 2018
me: i cant there's a massive storm
bae: i got fifa street for christmas
The most Irish attitude to a storm I’ve ever seen https://t.co/JZXGGUd04p— Amelia (@roqueandrolle) January 2, 2018
Though there is something strangely admirable about it... dauntless. Quixotic. Also, utterly daft.— Eilis Monahan (@GirlArchaeo) January 2, 2018
Storm Eleanor in the United Kingdom
Being one of the most dangerous storms in Ireland's history, Storm Eleanor has torn through the island, leaving behind a path of consequential damage. The damage can be seen across northern Europe too. Relentlessly battering the region, Storm Eleanor has displayed winds gusting as high as 100 miles per hour or about 155.7km/h as well as torrential, rain causing massive flooding. The damage can be seen from across social media from pictures captured by the victims of the storm.
As the wind warning remains in full in force, over 1,900 homes and people are still without electricity after originally leaving 25,000 people without power. The severe flooding has affected multiple residential areas.
According to the Natural Resources Wales, spring tides combined with storm surges have caused hazardous conditions. Large waves and debris make it very dangerous for civilians.
Obviously, all major forms of travel have been canceled as well as the closing of major bridges and roads.
Update: Old Park Road, Drumnaess will remain closed until Friday at the earliest. Several trees have fallen along this route. pic.twitter.com/1xL3UlBHxn— Trafficwatch NI (@TrafficwatchNI) January 3, 2018
Fortunately, there have been no reported fatalities as of late, but there have been four injuries related to fallen trees. The storm is hopefully going to subside in the next 24 hours.