Donegal County Council working to repair flood damage

floodDonegal County Council are reassuring the public that they are working around the clock to repair damage caused by flash flooding this week.

The council says it received 40 emergency calls from the public as roads, buildings and drains were damaged throughout the county:

Many areas throughout Donegal were damaged by flash flooding earlier this week.

In paticular areas of Letterkenny, Ramelton, Carrigart, Fanad, Burt, Bridgend and Ballyshannon suffered the worst of the flooding.

Donegal County Council says it received upwards of 40 calls on the night of the torrential rain, and they are now working to repair whatever damaged was caused.

Hundreds of thousands worth of euro in damage was caused to roads, bridges and buildings throughout the county.

Approximately 30 locations have to date been notified and inspected by the Council where there are culverts blocked by washing out of clay / silt and gravel. These locations will need to be cleaned out.
A council spokesperson said "In addition there are a number of locations where more significant damage has occurred with roads or bridges washed away.

“The Council is currently establishing the repair costs for these and how they can be dealt with."

The Council said it appreciated the cooperation of the general public at this time and appreciates the notifications it received.