Yellow Rain warning issued as flash flooding strikes north and north west 4 months ago

Yellow Rain warning issued as flash flooding strikes north and north west

"Please follow road signs, slow down and think about whether or not your journey is essential."

The good weather has come to an end in some parts of the country, as flash flooding causes major disruptions to areas in Northern Ireland and Donegal.

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The UK Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather warning to Fermanagh, Armagh, Tyrone, Down, Antrim, and Derry, which is in place until 9pm on Sunday (24 July).

The meteorological office said that "heavy showers or longer spells of rain with some thunderstorms [are] likely to cause some travel disruption and flooding."

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is advising motorists to drive safely in areas most affected by the flash floods.

"Police are reminding motorists to take extreme caution when travelling on the roads in the Derry / Londonderry and Strabane areas," PSNI said.

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"There are a number of roads flooded and impassable. Please follow road signs, slow down and think about whether or not your journey is essential."

"Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) confirmed that they received over 100 emergency calls in relation to the floods.

Between 7:04pm 23 July and 1:30am 24 July 2022, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a total of 106 emergency 999 flood related calls which resulted in our Firefighters responding to 49 operational incidents," NIFRS said in a statement on Facebook.

"NIFRS rescued 1 person from a vehicle in water and 5 persons trapped within flooded properties."

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Donegal has been affected by the heavy rain as well, with some areas facing water outages and roads seriously damaged with debris.

Irish Water and Donegal County Council have reported a water disruption in the Rossnowlagh area on Sunday, following a burst pipe.

People in the area are asked to expect service to return to normal around 2-3 hours after repairs have been finished.

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Heavy flooding in east Inishowen resulted in damage to roads and bridges in the area on Saturday (23 July).

Significant debris was found along the R238 between Muff and Moville, with the county council asking road users to avoid the area yesterday.