Charles visits Northern Ireland flood victims

The Prince of Wales has arrived in Northern Ireland to visit communities hit by the summer's flash floods.

He is in the north-west of the region to speak to those caught up in August's deluge.

Homes were flooded, cars washed into rivers and infrastructure badly damaged in the sustained downpour.

Charles is visiting the YMCA Londonderry at Drumahoe and Eglinton Community Centre on the outskirts of Derry.

He will meet local residents - some of whom remain in temporary housing - as well as farmers and business owners affected by the flooding.

The Prince will also speak to volunteers, emergency services and officials assisting with clean-up efforts.

The large storms hit Northern Ireland on August 22, with 63% of the area's average rainfall for that month falling within a nine-hour period.

The resulting floods left 120 people in need of rescue and damaged 510 properties.

Communities across the border in Co Donegal were also badly affected by the flooding.

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