Flood outlook - 8 December

date08 December 2015

Marc Becker, SEPA’s Hydrology Duty Manager, said:

Overnight rainfall has further saturated catchments but, in general, river levels will continue to fall through the rest of today.

“However further wet and windy weather is expected again during Wednesday with a spell of heavy and persistent rain crossing the country. This will cause river levels to rise again later on Wednesday and into Thursday, but peak levels are expected to be lower than those seen over the weekend.                                                                                                                                     

“The areas at the greatest risk are those that were impacted by flooding over the weekend including areas of Tayside, Highland, Central Region, Dumfries and Galloway, and the Scottish Borders. Other areas, across western and central Scotland may also experience some localised flooding impacts.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and the latest updates are available on our live flood updates page of the SEPA website.

“We also encourage people to sign up for free flood messages direct to their phone by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or via our website. Members of the public can also use the recently launched Report–a-Flood tool to inform us of flooding incidents. SEPA will publish these reports online to increase awareness of local flood impacts and help keep communities informed of the areas most affected. Please note that Report-a-Flood is purely for information sharing and cannot be used to report problems, ask questions or report emergencies. Emergency situations should always be reported to the emergency services."

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