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PICTURES: Irish towns continue to battle against floods

Houses and businesses have been destroyed in towns across the country.

TOWNS ACROSS IRELAND continue to battle against floodwater after days of consistent heavy rain.

2/1/2015. Storm Frank Graiguenamanagh. Storm Frank Johnnie Hoare rescues a flood sign in Graiguenamanagh in Kilkenny Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

At least 200 homes across the country have already been destroyed and families have had to be evacuated, mostly in the midlands.

A warning has also just been issued as the Liffey may be the next river to overflow, according to the ESB.

2/1/2015. Storm Frank Graiguenamanagh. Storm Frank Local women take photos in Kilkenny Source: Eamonn Farrell

At least a further 150 homes are at risk with Defence Forces personnel deployed to areas of Cork, Galway, Clare, Kilkenny and Westmeath.

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Hundreds more soldiers are currently on standby waiting to respond to any incoming requests from local authorities.

Met Éireann has predicted more heavy rain tomorrow after a brief respite today.

It says there will possibly be “heavy falls along eastern coastal areas” and heavy showers in Munster.

2/1/2015. Storm Frank Graiguenamanagh. Storm Frank Storm Frank has devastated Graiguenamanagh where the River Barrow burst its banks.

The forecast comes after  a status yellow rain warning for parts of Leinster and Munster ended at 9am after a 24-hour period. Thirty-five millimeters of rain fell over the time.

2/1/2015. Storm Frank Graiguenamanagh. Storm Frank Graiguenamanagh Source: Eamonn Farrell

The alert affected Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford.

2/1/2015. Storm Frank Graiguenamanagh. Storm Frank Source: Eamonn Farrell

Met Éireann’s Evelyn Cusack said it was the wettest December on record with Cork getting up to four times the average rain.

2/1/2015. Storm Frank Graiguenamanagh. Storm Frank Source: Eamonn Farrell

Roads are expected to be busier in the coming days as people return home after the Christmas holidays.

2/1/2015. Storm Frank Graiguenamanagh. Storm Frank Source: Eamonn Farrell

The public are advised to be vigilant when travelling on roads as there may be local flooding and downed trees.

2/1/2015. Storm Frank Graiguenamanagh. Storm Frank Source: Eamonn Farrell

With reporting by Cliodhna Russell

Earlier: More than 200 homes flooded while 150 more are at risk

Read: How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway

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