Proprietors at an exclusive designer goods village in Dungannon are determined that the Christmas show must go on - despite extensive flood damage.
Many stores at the Linen Green - which attracts well-heeled shoppers from across the island - suffered flooding up to a foot deep on Sunday due to Storm Desmond, which swept across the UK.
The retail village is located at Moygashel on M1 side of Dungannon.
Claire Murray of the five star restaurant ‘Deli on the Green’ said they had lost some £150,000 worth of gourmet imported stock which had just arrived for festive shoppers.
However, like all the other traders affected, she is determined to be back on business in no time so as not to disappoint her Christmas regulars.
Likewise, Gareth Bell of Panache shoes and Peter Stevenson of the Paper Works stationary company had also suffered from the flood damage, but were determined not to lose any Christmas trade.
Lord Morrow MLA vowed to ensure businesses affected by flooding in the Linen Green, Moygashel are given every possible support.
Speaking after visiting the scene Lord Morrow said, “I was shocked when I heard the news and even more shocked when I witnessed the destruction first hand. Traders are heartbroken to see stock ruined as they prepare for their busiest time of year. I have submitted an Urgent Oral Question to the Assembly on the devastation which has occurred.”
Traders reported that the area has never flooded before.