An Tasoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister Joe McHugh and Minister Regina Doherty and officials from Donegal County Council when he visited the flood damaged areas in North Donegal. (North West Newspix)

Families homeless; businesses flooded; roads wrecked

FORTY-SEVEN Inishowen families are now homeless after the worst-ever flood in history ravaged the peninsula.

However it’s feared the number of people displaced as a result of the once-in-a-century flood is much higher.

Last Tuesday’s flooding left Inishowen in a state of ruin, with roads, bridges, homes, community centres, farms and businesses all destroyed.

Father-of-four Gerald Bradley – whose Paic na Grianán home in Burnfoot was devastated by the floods – says his family are lucky to be alive.

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