HSE helpline set up for flood victims


THE HSE has set up a helpline for people affected by the flooding in Inishowen.

The helpline was made available on Friday afternoon and will continue over the weekend. 


An information leaflet ‘Coping with Flooding’ has also been made available in communities affected. This leaflet outlines the common reactions people often experience after a traumatic event, such as flooding, and what can help.

“The experience of flooding this week has been very shocking and as a result people who are directly affected will feel distressed and emotional,” a HSE spokesperson said.

“It is normal to feel like this after such a shocking event.  The support, both emotional and practical, that is provided by family, friends, neighbours and community in general can do a lot to alleviate the feelings of distress. However, for some it may feel overwhelming and the option of calling a helpline to talk to a professional could really help.”

The flooding helpline can be contacted at (074) 9167558 between 9am and 5pm.


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