23/09/2019

Residents Return To Flood Hit Homes In Co Tyrone

Evacuated residents in the County Tyrone village of Sion Mills have been allowed to return home after severe flooding.

A multi-agency response, including 60 firefighters, responded to flood-related calls over the weekend. Several roads in and around the village were closed off and a number of residents evacuated.

It is understood that between eight and 10 inches of water had gathered in the area, with some deeper localised patches.
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Police said on Sunday evening, 22 September, that all roads had been reopened and local residents returned to their homes.

A spokesperson added: "We want to thank the community and wider public for their co-operation as emergency services responded tonight to keep people safe."



(JG/CM)

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