Video: Aerial footage shows damage to farmland in North West - 'I wanted to cry when I saw this devastation'
Farmers in the North West are counting the cost of this weeks torrential rain which resulted in flood waters causing devastation to farmland across a number of counties.
A farmer in the Tyrone village of Gortin, who did not wish to be named, lost three large chicken sheds in the flood.
A torrent of water raged down the mountain, flattening trees, drowning livestock and crashing into his chicken sheds, knocking down brick walls and drowning thousands of chickens housed within. The water was 7ft deep.
"I am a farmer with a family of four children," he said. "I wanted to cry when I came here early this morning and saw this devastation. This is my livelihood."
Margaret Crawford, who lives in nearby Magherabrack Road, said that livestock was lost in the deluge and that the water running past her house and down the mountain was like a "raging river".
"It was awful here last night," she said. "There were a lot of lambs and sheep caught up in the flood. Their bodies are stuck on the fences all around.
"One of the farmers lost a cow which has been swept away.
"The posts and barbed wire are down on a lot of the fields around here, just flattened by the force of the water.