Fields under water and town closed off as water levels rise.

Heavy rain caused severe flooding in many parts of Northern Ireland. Farmers have been badly affected, with fields under water in Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry. The River Mourne threatened to burst its banks beside the town centre of Strabane. Cracks appeared in the river's retention wall and shop owners were advised to close their premises. As a precaution, the RUC closed the area. 

Residents said it was over 30 years since the water level had been so high, and people fear further danger at high tide.

An RTÉ News report from 21 September 1985. The reporter is Michael Fisher.