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Storm Francis hits Inishowen 25.08.20

MET Éireann issued a status orange weather warning for intense rainfall in Inishowen and County Donegal effective from last night until 5pm today, Tuesday 25th August. This will lead to rainfall accumulations of between 40 – 60mm with increased accumulations on higher ground.
Given that the ground is already water logged in certain locations it is expected that some localised surface flooding may occur. The rainfall will also elevate river levels and this may result in flooding in some locations. Heavy rain may overwhelm drains and gullies and property owners are being asked to check for potential blockages.
Keep up to date on weather warnings by signing up for free alerts to your phone at www.mapalerter.com .
Motorists are being asked to take extra care while driving during heavy rainfall and to be mindful of the potential risk of spot flooding along the road network.
The public should be aware that there could be instances of high waves during this period and are asked to be extra vigilant along exposed coastal areas and to heed the Irish Coast Guard’s advice to ‘stay back, stay high and stay dry’.
Donegal County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team are keeping the approaching weather pattern under review and will continue to monitor all local conditions as Storm Francis progresses.

Donegal County Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out of hours emergency the Road Service can be contacted on 074 91 72288. For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call 999 or 112.
You can keep up to date on conditions by signing up for free alerts to your phone by registering at www.mapalerter.com .
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