A resident in Irvinestown whose house came close to being flooded during Storm Ciara has criticised local representatives for coming out and finding ways to stop flooding happening. The man, who did not wished to be named, said something needed to be done to stop the flooding which will only get worse, and it is only a matter of time before his house is "swamped".

"The agencies reacted fairly quickly but if they had not they had not worked quickly we would have been in definite danger of flooding," he said.

"It's only a matter of time before we are swamped. The situation has to be looked into and resolved." He criticised local representatives who he said were "queueing up" when looking for votes but have not been seen since, he claims.

"No rep has come here to discuss what can be done to alleviate this."

Storm Ciara ravaged and wrecked her way through Fermanagh last weekend, leaving houses and roads flooded, animals stranded and plenty of more damage across the county.

In Coa, John Bonner's had a lucky escape when a river running close to his house burst its banks at around 7.30pm on Saturday night and began flowing down his lane towards his house.

"It came on all of a sudden," explained John. "We had just landed home and were in the house about 20 minutes. I looked outside and the river was coming down our front lawn and lane. We were never expecting that. It came like a big surge."

Thankfully for John and is family, the quick actions of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) and Rivers Agency workers ensured that the flood water did not make its way inside the house.

The NIFRS managed to divert the water away from the house while the Rivers Agency provided sandbags.

"I have to say the Fire Brigade were fantastic they were so professional. They started pumping it from the front of the house. Rivers Agency organised sandbags to tray and divert it and it done the trick.

"The house thankfully didn’t get touched but if it wasn’t for the firemen and the Rivers Agency bringing up sandbags it would have been a different story.

"God help anybody who did get damage into their house. It's an awful thing. You're heart does be in your mouth. Seeing the Fire Brigade landing was a relief."

Brian Keys, managing director of Severfield said he had never seen the river level so high as it flowed into the building in Ballinamallard and disrupting production for a time.

Mr. Keys praised the staff who came in to help with clearing the water.

"It delayed production for a short time. Staff came in on Sunday and they did a lot of clearing and I want to pay tribute to the staff for coming in.

"They did a super job getting the place back in operation with minimal disruption."

Roads were closed on Saturday night as rivers burst their banks, making driving conditions treacherous in many places.

The Swanlinbar Road, the Sligo Road between Mullaghdun and Belcoo, the Mullaghmeen Road in Ballinamallard and the Tempo Road at its junction with Gardiners' Cross Road were all closed for a time due to flooding.

Augher, Enniskillen and Dromore were also affected by flooding as well as Trillick and Fintona.

On Monday, houses were without power in some areas including Bellanaleck and Irvinestown.

As the week started, snow and hail pelted down with people waking up on Tuesday morning to snow blanketing much of Fermanagh.