Northern Ireland floods: Clean-up costs to top £30m
The clean-up and repair bill following severe flooding in the north west last August is set to top £30m.
Hundreds of bridges and roads were damaged and numerous several buildings and homes were flooded due to the large volume of rain.
It is estimated around 60% of the rainfall expected for the entire month of August fell in just nine hours.
- More than 100 rescued after North West floods
- Clean up and questions after NI floods
- £270,000 funds to help flooding victims
About £12.5m is to be spent in Counties Londonderry and Tyrone by the Department of Infrastructure in Northern Ireland (DfI), while Donegal County Council estimates it will spend €20m (£18m) - an increase of €5m (£4.5m) on this time last year.
Work is continuing in both jurisdictions a year after the flooding.
Three roads in Northern Ireland are still closed because of damage to bridges - Ballynameen Bridge in Church Street, Claudy; the Glenrandal Bridge in Claudy; and a bridge on Dreenan Road in Beragh.
The DfI estimates repairs will be completed by October this year.
In the Republic, between 60-70% of the estimated €20m repair bill has been spent so far.