Flood outlook statement - 11/11/14

date11 November 2014

Pascal Lardet, Flood Unit Manager from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:

“There is a potential risk of flooding across north east Scotland over the next five days due to forecast of bands of heavy rainfall tomorrow (Wednesday), Friday and Saturday. From around 3am on Wednesday (12 November) rain is expected across south and east Scotland and will be heaviest over higher ground in Tayside and Angus.

“Rivers and small watercourses in some areas may respond quickly due to the recent wet weather. The response in river levels over this period is expected to be greatest in Dundee and Angus, across eastern parts of Tayside, and across southern parts of Aberdeenshire. This may result in some localised surface water issues, and flooding to low-lying agricultural land and roads.

“SEPA will continue to monitor the situation. We would encourage members of the public to remain vigilant and be mindful of the conditions in their locality and when travelling. The latest updates are available on our website and you can also sign up on our website to receive flood alerts and warnings updates direct to your phone, for free. Do remember that not every area in Scotland is covered by a local flood warning scheme, if there is a regional flood alert out for your area you should prepare for flooding.”