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'Who would tolerate this? None of our politicians': Residents left in misery as NI hit by 'shocking 24 hours' of flooding

Castlederg sees 30mm of rain in just one hour as householders appeal for help – an emergency payment of £1,000 is being made available for those badly affected

An astonishing one third of the average total monthly rainfall for August fell in an hour in parts of Northern Ireland on Saturday evening.

As householders in the west continued to clean up following widespread flooding and destruction, the Met Office said Castlederg monitoring station in Co Tyrone recorded rainfall of 30mm between 7pm and 8pm.

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