Northern Ireland

In pictures: Floods in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

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About 20 houses in Magherafelt, County Londonderry, were flooded on Tuesday night.

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The Fire and Rescue Service said it received 33 calls in the Magherafelt area in the six hours until midnight.

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In Omagh, County Tyrone, heavy rain also caused several streets to flood.

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Cars drive through the rain-filled streets of Omagh on Tuesday evening. The town was one of the worst affected places following the torrential rain.

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The heavy rain caused flooding on several roads in Omagh. Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said he had now activated the emergency payment scheme and individual households would be eligible for a £1,000 payment.

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Letterkenny General Hospital was closed on Tuesday evening after "torrential rain" affected the hospital's Accident and Emergency department.

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On Tuesday night, the hospital's car park and grounds were flooded as firefighters worked to pump water away from outside the building.