Fire and Rescue service called out to 18 flooding incidents in last two days

Bishop's Road Limavady (pic PSNI)
Bishop's Road Limavady (pic PSNI)

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has been called out to 18 flood related incidents in the last two days.

The news comes as the Met Office warned that heavy gales and rain are expected to sweep across Northern Ireland late into Wednesday.

As Storm Frank hit, one woman was trapped in her car in flood water, but managed to escape.

Dermot Rooney, Group Commander for the NIFRS, said: “Between 4pm on Monday and Tuesday morning, we had a total of 18 flood related calls.

“We had a lady who had become trapped in her car in flood water in Rosemount in Derry.

“Now fortunately she was able to release herself prior to our arrival and was uninjured.”

Meanwhile, in Limavady, a landslide caused the Bishop's Road near Downhill beach to close.

Other effected areas are: 

  • The B36 Derrynawilt Road between Donagh and Rosslea
  • The U426 Corick Road Clougher between A4 Crossowen Road and B83 Ballymagowan Road
  • The B83 Ballymagowan Road between Clougher and B83 Knockmany Road
  • The Mound Road between the A2 Warrenpoint Road and Upper Dromore Road