It is estimated that as many as 500 homes could have been affected by the severe flooding in Donegal alone. A status yellow rainfall warning is in effect for the county with further spells of rain forecasted to continue into the evening. The weather warning is also in place for Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.
Minister Moran and Minister McHugh met with the Irish Red Cross Area volunteers at their operations centre in Muff, Co Donegal. The Ministers noted their willingness to help in the aftermath of the floods which have affected Inishowen in particular.
Martin McKinney, IRC Area Director of Units and our volunteers will be attending two public meetings tonight in Burnfoot and Buncrana offering their assistance to families affected by the flooding.
Minister of State with responsibility for flood relief Kevin Moran commented “ the clean-up operation is going to be enormous, adding that the people of Donegal feel like they are being left behind and whatever can be done for them needs to be done fast”
Pat Carey, Chairman of the Irish Red Cross said, “People’s lives have been badly affected by these floods, the sooner life is brought back to normal, the better”
The Irish Red Cross has launched its own appeal for funds to support the victims of these floods. Those wishing to donate can do so at www.redcross.ie/donate or by calling the office at 1850 50 70 70
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