Storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin 16th -21st February 2002

22 February 2022

Civil Defence Units countrywide have been on standby for deployment since 16th February 2022.


The Donegal Local Authority Severe Weather Assessment Team have been meeting regularly since the forecast storms. On Wednesday 16th February Civil Defence was activated to pre-deploy sandbags to the Clarendon Drive, New Row and the pier area of Donegal Town. Two 4WD vehicles, two trailers and four volunteer members were deployed. On Saturday 19th February six Donegal volunteers pre deployed sandbags to Lifford Town. Two 4WD vehicles, one van and two trailers were utilised. On Sunday 20th February AFS and SWI crews responded to flooding in Lifford, following the bursting of river banks. 13 volunteers were deployed, utilising two 4WD vehicles, one van, a communications vehicle and two trailers.


On Saturday 19th February two Cavan volunteers were deployed to transport a district nurse and home help to clients in West Cavan due to dangerous road conditions following snowfall. One 4WD was utilised.


On Saturday 19th February Monaghan assisted St Vincent De Paul with meals to vulnerable persons in the Monaghan Town area. Transport was provided to a family to attend a funeral in Carrickmacross. Transport was provided to a patient of the Renal Unit in Cavan Hospital. Three 4WD vehicles and five volunteers were deployed.


The Drone Unit assisted Monaghan Civil Defence, providing footage of flooding of the Blackwater River, north Monaghan. One 4WD vehicle and two volunteers were deployed.

                                                                     Donegal volunteers preparing for weekend storms