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Army Called In For Assistance As Donegal Weather Worsens

By katedemolder

August 25, 2017 at 6:48am

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Bad news for those settled in the Donegal region, as it appears that the awful weather experienced earlier this week is set to continue.

The Army has been called in to assist with the major clean up operation in the county, which will begin in Inishowen at 9 o'clock this morning

It's believed that up to 250 houses were damaged, with up to six bridges and many more roads were washed away following heavy rainfall on Tuesday night.

Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe announced that members of the Irish army will be helping to clean up as of this morning.

"Thirty members of the Irish Defence forces will be deployed today to help with the clean up. They will be assisted by Donegal County Council and they will work under the coordination of the Council on what needs and what is required in the area."

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sympathised with those affected, informing locals of the help available to them via a Youtube clip. 

A spokesman for Donegal County Council stated: 

“The Council are continuing to assess the extent of the damage to the Inishowen area and figures regarding the cost of the destruction are not available at this time.''

However, this may not be the end of it - as Met Éireann have issued yet another status yellow rainfall warning for Donegal for this weekend. 

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