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Cars swept into the River Faughan

Cars swept into the River Faughan

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Cars swept into the River Faughan.

Cars swept into the River Faughan.

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Cars swept into the River Faughan

Firefighters in Londonderry have rescued a woman with a disability from a basement in the Riversbridge area of Drumahoe during a night of heavy flooding.

Four appliances and members of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service's Specialist Rescue Team were responding to a call out shortly before 1am on Wednesday morning.

By the time fire fighters arrived the woman was trapped in four feet of water.

Four other properties in the area were also found to be flooded, and firefighters ensured that the occupants were safe before leaving just after 2.20am Wednesday morning.

A video posted to social media shows the extent of flooding in the area, with the River Faughan shown to have burst its banks and a car being swept away.

Anyone who has been impacted by serious flooding is urged to contact the NI Flooding Incident Line on 0300 2000 100.

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Cars washed into the river Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cars washed into the river Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Niall Carson/PA Wire

Damage to a road next to the river Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction.  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Damage to a road next to the river Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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People look at trees and vehicles in the river Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction.  Niall Carson/PA Wire

People look at trees and vehicles in the river Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Two men look at cars washed into the river Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction.  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two men look at cars washed into the river Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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A collapsed road in the village of Claudy, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction.  Niall Carson/PA Wire

A collapsed road in the village of Claudy, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Trees and vehicles in the river Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction.  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Trees and vehicles in the river Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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The scene in Claudy after after overnight weather caused major disruption.

The scene in Claudy after after overnight weather caused major disruption.

Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye.

The scene in Claudy after after overnight weather caused major disruption.

The scene in Claudy after after overnight weather caused major disruption.

Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye.

The scene in Claudy after after overnight weather caused major disruption.

The scene in Claudy after after overnight weather caused major disruption.

Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye.

The scene in Claudy after after overnight weather caused major disruption.

The scene in Claudy after after overnight weather caused major disruption.

Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye

The downpours from the Atlantic Ocean hit Co Donegal before moving across Northern Ireland

The downpours from the Atlantic Ocean hit Co Donegal before moving across Northern Ireland

Heavy rain brings chaos to  Northern Ireland

Heavy rain brings chaos to Northern Ireland

Flooding on the main Derry to Buncrana Road at Skeoge Roundabout.

Flooding on the main Derry to Buncrana Road at Skeoge Roundabout.

Flooding in Galliagh Park, Londonderry. This gentleman evacuated his mother-in-law as fears of water getting into houses after a manhole cover started spewing up water.

Flooding in Galliagh Park, Londonderry. This gentleman evacuated his mother-in-law as fears of water getting into houses after a manhole cover started spewing up water.

Flooding on the main Derry to Letterkenny Road.

Flooding on the main Derry to Letterkenny Road.

Cars washed into the river Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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