N. ire­land

Sum­mer flood­ing

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More than 100 peo­ple had to be res­cued af­ter be­ing trapped by flood­ing in North­ern Ire­land. This fol­lows 63% of the av­er­age Au­gust rain­fall ar­riv­ing within an eight-to-nine-hour pe­riod. The north­west was worst af­fected. At one point, the fire ser­vice got an emer­gency call ev­ery 45 sec­onds.

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