Huge waves strike the harbor wall and lighthouse at Porthcawl, South Wales, as Ophelia hits the U.K. and Ireland.
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Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast Monday, felling trees and power lines and whipping up 10-meter waves.The storm, downgraded from a hurricane overnight, was the worst to hit Ireland in half a century.U.K. media are comparing Ophelia to the "Great Storm" of 1987, which subjected parts of the United Kingdom to hurricane strength winds 30 years ago to the day.The Irish government said the storm was likely to be the worst since Hurricane Debbie, which killed 11 in Ireland in 1961 .
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