Helicopter tasked to carry vital supplies to Tory Island cut off by weather

The Coast Gaurd Helicopter from Sligo is been tasked to airlift vital supplies to Tory Island which has been cut off by the recent poor weather.

The Malin Head Coast Guard Marine Rescue Coordination Centre says that the helicopter is expected to be used to carry food and other essential for the next couple of days.

The news comes as Met Éireann issues a weather warning for parts of Ireland advising of further heavy rainfalls and gale force winds.

Heavy rain and high winds battered Donegal last night and spot flooding was reported around the County.

Meteorologist with Met Eireann, Jim O Brien, says we can expect more of the same here in Donegal over the next couple of days, with winds up as high as 110km per hour:

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