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Have you been affected by flooding?

 

Below is a summary of the supports available for those affected by flooding in Donegal over the last week. 

 

Humanitarian Assistance Scheme 

 

Emergency Accommodation

 

Dealing with the aftermath

 

After flooding clean-up

 

Assistance to small businesses, community, voluntary and sporting bodies

 

Feeling Overwhelmed

 

Road Closures

 

 

Humanitarian Assistance Scheme

 

The Humanitarian Assistance Scheme, administered by the Department of Social Protection, 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. 

 

Those in need of this assistance should visit the Buncrana Intreo office or call (074) 9364600 or (074) 9130490.

Click here for more information.  

 

 

Emergency Accommodation

 

The Council is providing emergency housing assistance for those in need following the floods and each case is being worked through with the household affected with a view to determining what assistance is required beyond the initial period of emergency accommodation as it is likely that some families will not be able to return to their homes for some time. 

 

If you are in need of emergency accommodation as a result of th flooding, please contact Donegal County Council on 074 91 53900.

 

 

Dealing with the aftermath

 

Donegal County Council is continuing to respond to the needs of those affected by the floods and anyone who has made contact with the Council has been assisted or is in the process of being assisted.  Those who require assistance are being urged to contact the Council directly and every effort will be made to provide the necessary supports and assistance. 

 

The Council is co-ordinating the support being provided by the Defence Forces in a number of private housing estates and other areas in Inishowen.  In addition, the Council is providing skips and dehumidifiers for properties damaged by the floods. 

 

If you require one please contact the council on 074 91 53900.

 

 

After Flooding Clean-Up

 

Flooding.ie  has some useful information on how to deal with the aftermath of flooding in relation to Loss Assessment, Cleaning up your house, Drying out, Repairs & Restoration of services. See here for details.

 

 

Assistance to small businesses, community, voluntary and sporting bodies

 

An emergency humanitarian support scheme administered by the Irish Red Cross will be available to assist small businesses, community, voluntary and sporting bodies affected by the floods. Cick here for more details.

 

 

 

Feeling overwhelmed

 

Experiencing flooding in your home or business can be very distressing.  It can come as a great shock and give rise to a range of emotions.  This leaflet outlines a few suggestions which may be helpful to you and your family during this difficult time.

 

Or you can call the Samaritans anytime on 116 123.

 

 

Road Closures

 

Further information on Road Closures can be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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