From supermarket shelves being wiped clean of bread to people threatening to put their Christmas trees back up, it seems the nation doesn't know what to make of the Beast from the East.
Naturally, with the storm's authoritative title, people are intrigued as to what the climatic force would look like if it was human. Others reckon it needs a more neutral moniker.
DA BEAST is coming. Sweeping in from the east. To claim us all. Prepare. Repent. Consolidate. Console. ❄️❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/JqZEKaiE7A— Owen Harris 🥟 (@TheAllThing) February 26, 2018
BREAKING: #BeastFromTheEast changes its name to #StormDave.— Garvan Grant (@garvangrant) February 25, 2018
‘I don’t know. Just ‘beast from the east’ sounded a bit weird and even pervy.’
Many people feared that their daily routine of tea and toast, not to mention crisp sandwiches, would be disrupted, which left many supermarkets with empty shelves.
I'm snowed in with NO BREAD.— Antoin Beag Ó Colla (@AntoinBeag) February 28, 2018
All I have are useless eggs, flour, salt and sugar and butter. What can I do with that?#StormEmma #Snowmageddon #Sneachta #BeastfromTheEast
Man down. Bread lorry stuck. Shelves will be empty #sneachta #bread #BeastFromTheEast #StormEmma #Snowmageddon #ireland #snow #snowdublin #kildare #mandown pic.twitter.com/DdL9lYZWFg— Alan Byrne (@Byrneski246) February 28, 2018
Busy day. The panic buying of 23 loaves of bread isn't going to do itself. #BeastFromTheEast— Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) February 26, 2018
#BeastFromTheEast #StormEmma #NoBread #panicbuying pic.twitter.com/2CB26kY8Ms— Borderline (@borderlinepolar) February 27, 2018
Others were more concerned with how they would spend their 'snow day', and, of course, with schools closing it was all about snowball fights and building snowmen.
Now that the country is in shutdown... the hunt is on to find a pub that's open, has a blazing fire lit, creamy Guinness, loads of bacon fries, a pool table, jukebox and a solid crew of folk who love the Craic. Be some day for a session 😁 #BeastfromtheEast— Rory's Stories (@RorysStories) February 28, 2018
Gonna head out with a bag of water ballons and join in the snowball fights. #BeastFromTheEast— Lewis Magee (@Louie_M_) February 28, 2018
My kids "Can we go out in the snow now, can we, can we, can we, can we, can we, can we, can we, can we?"— Jen Hogan/Mama-tude (@mama_tude) February 28, 2018
2 mins later "Can we come in now, can we, can we, can we, can we, can we, can we, can we, can we?" 🙄#BeastFromTheEast
So lovely, sitting in my kitchen when normally can only hear car and truck engines, I can hear little kids laughing and giggling running around in the snow #learningOUTSIDEtheclassroom #beastfromtheeast pic.twitter.com/0narmsumGw— Aisling (@ashjclery) February 28, 2018
With the roads slippy and public transport delays, Ireland came up with some clever ways to move about, along, while also expressing our fears about falling over.
Me on the way to work be like 😂😂😂 #BeastFromTheEast pic.twitter.com/yRB3Pdwuzg— s0NiC fEsTiVaL (@SsonicFestival) February 28, 2018
@DublinCityUni— DCU Restaurants (@dcufood) February 28, 2018
Last delivery of the day #BeastFromTheEast pic.twitter.com/1wk0DX7nch
Struggling to get to work today?— Metro (@MetroUK) February 28, 2018
Us too... 😣#BeastFromTheEast pic.twitter.com/FSFMVQbU6z
Snow plough prepped and ready to go #BeastFromTheEast #snow 😀 pic.twitter.com/DuTJXnDqZF— Dan Mason (@skyenet) February 27, 2018