THE true scale of the
destruction caused by flash floods in north Donegal
is emerging one week on with almost 50 families left
homeless, serious damage caused to other homes and
more than 300 roads left in need of repair.
Mayor of the Inishowen district Cllr Jack Murray
also revealed that almost 100 families are receiving
direct support from Donegal County Council since the
torrential thunder storms that swept the region last
Scores more have been calling off at community
depots for emergency supplies including hot food,
tinned goods, beds, furniture and clothes.
Cllr Murray of Sinn Féin, chaired a special
multi-party meeting yesterday and received a
comprehensive update from engineers and council
officials on the level of damage caused and the
local authority response.
"Forty-seven families are currently displaced in the
peninsula while many, many more homes have suffered
serious damage," said Cllr Murray on Facebook.
"Almost 100 are receiving support from the council.
At least 300 roads have been damaged and are in need
However, he said he was “heartened” at the level of
cross-party unity in seeking the necessary funding
for families, farmers and businesses along with
community and sports groups devastated by the
Cllr Murray will accompany Sinn Féin vice-president
Deputy Mary Lou McDonald in surveying the damage
"It'll clearly be months before normality is
restored to our communities but with the right
political will and with the continuing strong and
resilient community spirit, we will get there," he
The councillor also invited anyone to contact him
for assistance via his Faceook page or on 087