Hurricane Debbie left a trail of devastation and death

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    The remains of old hurricanes should not be underestimated. It was exactly 60 years ago, on September 16, 1961, that the remnants of Hurricane Debbie sped across the Atlantic and exploded into a mighty storm that tore through the west coast of Ireland. The temperature soared to 18C at dawn on the Irish coast as tropical air swept in. Shortly afterwards the full fury of the storm arrived, with hurricane-force winds of more than 100mph that set new Irish wind speed records in many places, including a gust of 113mph at Malin Head, Co Donegal, which remains the joint highest recorded in Ireland.

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