Flooding statement - 27 October 12.20

date27 October 2014

Richard Brown, SEPA’s Duty Hydrology Manager, said:

“Heavy and persistent rainfall across the northwest of Scotland has caused river levels to rise. Further rainfall is expected to continue throughout Monday and intensify this evening and into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

“Flooding, due to rising river levels, is possible across Lochaber, Wester Ross, Skye, Argyll, Tayside, the upper reaches of Strathspey and western parts of the Great Glen from Monday lunchtime into Tuesday morning. Periods of heavy rainfall onto saturated ground may also cause surface water flooding issues across the west Highlands.

“We’re continuing to closely monitor the situation, update Floodline and work with our partner organisations. The latest alerts and warnings are available on our website and you can also sign up on our website to receive them direct to your phone, for free. Do remember that not every area in Scotland is covered by a flood warning scheme, if there is a flood alert out for your area you should prepare for flooding.”

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