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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Letterkenny A&E flooded following heavy rain

Published 05/08/2014 | 20:27

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Staff and emergency crews atLetterkenny General Hospital as thy try to revert the water from the new emergency Department which was flood one year ago. Photo Brian McDaid
Staff and emergency crews at Letterkenny General Hospital as thy try to revert the water from the new emergency Department which was flood one year ago. Photo Brian McDaid
Firefighter fight the flood water  at Letterkenny Genral Hospital last night as the new emergency department flooded exactly one year on in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaid
Firefighter fight the flood water at Letterkenny General Hospital as the new emergency department flooded exactly one year on in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaid
Staff and emergency crews atLetterkenny General Hospital as thy try to revert the water from the new emergency Department which was flood one year ago. Photo Brian McDaid
Staff and emergency crews at Letterkenny General Hospital as thy try to revert the water from the new emergency Department which was flood one year ago. Photo Brian McDaid

THE Emergency department of Letterkenny A&E has been flooded this evening following heavy rain.

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Emergency services are currently at the scene attempting to pump away water.

Sandbags have been placed in an attempt to stem the flow of water.

The department was only recently refurbished following flood damage last year.

Letterkenny Fire Service tried to releave the flood water at Letterkenny General Hospital last night as it flooded again following heavy rain. Photo Brian Mc Daid
Letterkenny Fire Service tried to relive the flood water at Letterkenny General Hospital last night as it flooded again following heavy rain. Photo Brian Mc Daid

It is located in a newly built medical block which cost in the region of €24m to construct.

The emergency department is currently closed.

The car park is also believed to be affected by the flooding as well.

Staff and emergency crews atLetterkenny General Hospital as thy try to revert the water from the new emergency Department which was flood one year ago. Photo Brian McDaid
Staff and emergency crews at Letterkenny General Hospital as thy try to revert the water from the new emergency Department which was flood one year ago. Photo Brian McDaid

It is understood that current assessments of the suggest the damage is not a severe as last year.

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