The Defence Forces are helping victims of flooding in County Donegal today

The Defence Forces have been deployed to help flood victims in Donegal.

Troops are supporting Donegal County Council and local communities to clear flood water from their homes and remove debris following severe weather damage on Tuesday.

Personnel are helping out in Buncranagh, Clonmany, Carndonagh and Burnfoot today.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited the county last night – and says it’s a large scale operation: