Donegal hit by "substantial flooding event" following Storm Lorenzo 10 months ago

Donegal hit by "substantial flooding event" following Storm Lorenzo

Storm Lorenzo hit Donegal hard.

Donegal County Council has confirmed that they are responding to a "substantial flooding event" in the south of the county throughout the day (Friday 4 October).

The northwest coast of Ireland took the brunt of Storm Lorenzo in the early hours of Friday morning. Lorenzo began life as a Category 5 hurricane before making landfall in Ireland yesterday.

In a statement issued this afternoon, Donegal County Council provided details of several flooding incidents across the county.

"Donegal County Council Fire Service responded to an initial call out at 5.40am this morning at New Row in Donegal Town where 1 no. house and 4 no. commercial premises were affected with flooding," the statement reads.

"Further properties in the Brookefield (5 dwellings) and Clarendon Drive (6-8 dwellings) areas of the town were also affected by flooding as was a green area at St. John Bosco Centre at Drumrooske in Donegal Town.

"Fire Brigades from Donegal Town, Ballyshannon, Killybegs, Stranorlar, Glenties and Letterkenny responded while Bundoran Fire Brigade responded to a flooding incident in the Bundoran area.

"Donegal County Council Roads crews also responded with 2 no. high volume pumps and sandbagging in areas of Donegal Town and were assisted by Donegal Civil Defence."

The housing service of the council is now engaging with those who have been displaced by the flooding.