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Storm Desmond flooding: Five people rescued in Co Armagh

Published 08/12/2015

Three Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service appliances were sent to the scene
Three Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service appliances were sent to the scene

Five people have been rescued from their vehicles that became stuck in flood water on the Armagh Road in Armagh.

Emergency services were called shortly after 2:30pm on Tuesday. None of people needed medical treatment.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) advised motorists to avoid travelling on roads directly affected by flooding.

Newry and Armagh MLA Danny Kennedy has praised the emergency services for their actions.

Mr Kennedy said: "I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services, who once again have stepped up to the mark to assist the public in times of difficulty.

"Recent heavy rainfall has caused flooding and disruption in various parts of Northern Ireland and especially the border area. This afternoon people travelling on the Armagh Road in Moy found themselves trapped due to flooding and were rescued by Firefighters.

"Given the tragic death of Ivan Vaughan who lost his life in the flood just across the border at Glaslough in County Monaghan on Sunday evening, it is imperative that everyone takes great care when out on the roads and does not take unnecessary risks."

A list of road closures is available here .

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