Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Storm Ciara Incidents

Date, Time: 8 February 2020,
Location: Enniskillen, Dromore and Augher

NIFRS responded to a number of flooding incidents this weekend caused by Storm Ciara.

NIFRS relocated resources to Fermanagh and Omagh where the flooding risk was highest. Firefighters then worked closely with partner agencies and emergency service colleagues, co-ordinating resources to effectively protect the community from flooding.

Notable incidents included flooding at Laragh’s Croft, Enniskillen at 9.31pm on Saturday 8 February 2020. There was a large volume of water that had the potential to flood 15 houses. 3 Fire Appliances attended the incident- 2 from Omagh Fire Station and 1 from Irvinestown Fire Station. Firefighters used a High Volume Pump to divert the water away from the houses. The incident was under control by 1.45am on Sunday 9 February 2020.

NIFRS attended an animal rescue incident at Cavan Road, Dromore, Co Tyrone at 10.12am on Sunday 9 February 2020. 1 Fire Appliance from Dromore Fire Station attended the Incident. Firefighters used lines and a reach pole to rescue 12 sheep from flood water. The incident was under control by 10.39am.

Firefighters also attended a flooding incident on Lisnawery Road, Augher at 7.51am on Sunday 9 February 2020. 2 people were trapped in a car in flood water. 2 Fire Appliances from Clogher Fire Station attended the incident. Firefighters pushed the car out of the flood water to safety. There were no injuries. The incident was under control by 8.47am.




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