More rain misery on the way

More rain misery is on the way for Donegal as Met Eireann have issued a status yellow rainfall warning for the next 24 hours.

Further rainfall is forecast this evening, and up to 25 to 40mm of rainwater could have the potential to accumulate in 24 hours in areas of the county.

The rainfall warning comes into place at 6pm this evening and will remain in place until Friday at 6pm.


The worst of the rainfall totals are expected on higher ground, forecasters say.

The expected rainfall comes as the county is still recovering from a disastrous deluge which hit Donegal and the North West on Tuesday night.

There was rainfall of 63mm in a six hour period recorded at Malin Head. Between 7pm and 9pm, 33mm of rainfall was recorded at Ireland’s most northerly point.

The night of extreme weather this week has left many roads, bridges, and properties vulnerable to the conditions. Many still remain closed.

Donegal County Council is asking all road users to exercise due care and attention when travelling on roads particularly in the North Donegal area due to the scale of damage from the floods.

Elsewhere, Donegal Couny Council has advised the following in relation to issues arising for flood hit areas:

 The Quigley’s Point to Muff road is expected to be re- open at 6pm this evening on a single lane/traffic lights basis.

“We continue to ask that everyone travelling on the roads in North Donegal takes due care when on travelling,” said a Council spokesperson.
“We would also ask that anyone in the Inishowen area that needs to contact the Council with housing, roads or humanitarian issues arising from the recent floods does so on 074 91 53900 or out of hours on 074 91 72288.
“The council will facilitate skips and/or  dehumidifiers for properties damaged by the floods. Again please contact 074 91 53900 or out of hours 074 91 72288 should you require one.
“The Council has been advised that the Government has activitated the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme which is available to assist people whose homes are damaged by flooding and who are not in a position to meet costs for essential needs, household items and in some instances structural repair. (The scheme is means tested and assistance is not provided for losses which are covered by insurance or for commercial and business losses.) For more information see
“The Department of Social Protection ask that those in need of supports to visit their office however for those unable to travel to their offices they can contact Buncrana Intreo office  on (074) 9364600 or Ballybofey Intreo on (074) 9130490.”


A section of one road in Inishowen which buckled under the pressure from Tuesday night’s deluge.

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