As the clean-up operation continues in Inishowen this weekend local people are responding to the plight of those whose homes were flooded.

In Buncrana volunteers are collecting furniture, bedding and general household items to give to people who need them.

Volunteers have secured a unit free of charge to collect donations at a HML building services premises at Ardravan Business Park.

Buncrana GAA Club is compiling a list of people willing to volunteer their services to help and the club will host an open house tomorrow afternoon to which they are inviting people affected by the floods in Inishowen.

This will be held from 12pm until 3pm, and people can stay on to watch the Tyrone v Dublin game on television.

Club Health and Wellbeing Officer Áine Daly has said there will be tea and sandwiches, a chance to chat, and opportunities to meet people from the Department of Social Protection and Samaritans if people feel the need.

Ms Daly said the main purpose is to provide a listening ear to all those affected, and there will be trained counsellors in attendance to provide assistance and advice.

The club is also making its facilities available to people for showering, cooking, laundry or just a place to relax and let the children play on their pitches.

Meanwhile the Defence Forces has said that a platoon of troops with 30 personnel were deployed in Buncranagh, Clonmany, Carndonagh and Burnfoot to assist those affected by the flooding. 

It was the second day that troops assisted Donegal County Council and. and in a statement it said that it will continue to support the council and local communities.