WITH EX-HURRICANE Lorenzo almost at Irish shores, people across the country have been preparing-- a lot of which involves stock-piling bread, making jokes and praying for a red weather warning so they can go and watch the rugby world cup.
Almost every Irish person will admit that, as a nation, we are a bit obsessed with the weather at the best of times.
So, when a major storm such as Lorenzo approaches, we do tend to go a bit mad.
Here are some of the best Irish reactions to Storm Lorenzo.
Dublin Fire Brigade educating people on the best way to keep their trampoline in their yard (Spoiler alert: Using your small child to hold it down is not recommended).
Trampolines always end up moving in storms....
❎ Don't use small children to weigh down the trampoline
✅ Do secure it using blocks or other heavy anchors#StormLorenzo #Lorenzo pic.twitter.com/sS7eECpjRY
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) October 3, 2019
Supermarket chain Centra dive right in with the bread jokes-- Brennan's, of course.
— Centra Ireland (@CentraIRL) October 2, 2019
Waiting for that blessed red weather warning...
— Mairéad Ní Chuaig TG4☀️🌈🦄⭐✈️🍷🐞🤸♀️☔🌼🍄🌻💋💫 (@MaireadNiChuaig) October 2, 2019
Seriously, give us that red weather warning!
But sure tis a lovely day all the same.
— John Ryan🇮🇪 (@HeyJRyan) October 3, 2019
It's important to stock up on necessities
— BenchWarmers - #StayHomeSaveLives (@BeWarmers) October 2, 2019
You know it's getting serious when a twister is spotted in Ireland!
— Harry Edwards (@edwardsharry) October 3, 2019
Could Brennan's bread have purposely created this storm for advertising purposes?
— Dynamite💥Studio (@dynamitecork) October 2, 2019
But it's not all fun and games.
Ireland's shamefully high homeless population-- over 10,000 people-- could be sleeping rough during the dangerous weather.
Several homeless charities such as Homeless Dublin and the Simon Community have activated their Extreme Weather Protocols and have encouraged people to alert them to anyone sleeping rough.
We have activated our Extreme Weather Protocol in response to #StatusYellow #StormLorenzo https://t.co/gSxnk6X35I Please continue to let us know if you see someone sleeping rough in Dublin https://t.co/0uctKrqUit … This helps #OutreachDublin teams reach people quickly pic.twitter.com/aeKHUXzbx8
— Homeless Dublin (@HomelessDublin) October 2, 2019
We love the bread memes, the sarcasm and the possibility of a guilt-free duvet day, but there is a weather warning for a reason.
Stay safe people-- and remember the words of Teresa Mannion.