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Almost 50 families left homeless after floods 29.08.17

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 Tuesday evening.
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 of repair.”
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 crisis.
Cllr Murray will accompany Sinn Féin vice-president Deputy Mary Lou McDonald in surveying the damage again today.
"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 added.
The councillor also invited anyone to contact him for assistance via his Faceook page or on 087 3509670.
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