Flooding Update

date08 August 2011

Vincent Fitzsimons, SEPA's Duty Hydrology Manager, said:

SEPA flood warning experts are closely monitoring river levels 24/7, keeping emergency responders updated and issuing Flood Alerts& Warnings to the public via Floodline.

As at 15:45 Monday 8 August we have Flood Warnings in force for, the 'Milltown and Meadows' area of Huntly, and the lower reaches of the Spey between Boat O Brig, Fochabers and Spey Bay.  River flows peaked in the North East on Monday afternoon, as they have done in other areas throughout Monday.

The lower reaches of the Spey have peaked but levels will still be high on Monday evening, in conjunction with high tides, and we are expecting an improvement over Tuesday."

The Met Office forecast is for more rain during Wednesday and the early part of Thursday affecting Dumfries and Galloway, Strathclyde, Central and western parts of Perth and Kinross.

If anyone is concerned about flooding I would encourage them to help themselves by using Floodline, 0845 988 11 88 or via our website, where there is information on Alerts and Warnings in force, as well as advice on how to help prepare for flooding. You can also sign up to receive free advance flood warning messages direct to your phone, so you'll know exactly when flooding has been forecast for your local area, giving you valuable time to take action. To sign up call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or visit our website.

5 top tips for people in areas at risk of flooding;

  • Deploy flood protection products to your property.
  • Move important documents, valuable items, vehicles, business stock etc into a safe place.
  • Make sure friends, family and neighbours are aware and prepared– especially if they are elderly or vulnerable.
  • Charge your mobile phone and keep it handy with your flood kit
  • Monitor weather information and Floodline updates (0845 988 1188) regularly and listen to advice from emergency services and your local authority.

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