06 December 2015
Marc Becker, Hydrology Duty Manager at SEPA said:
“This has been a particularly severe event with multiple parts of Scotland feeling the impacts of flooding. The outlook is improving, rivers have peaked and will be falling back throughout the rest of today, giving us some respite. However, the impact of flooding with be with us for a while yet, although we’re moving into a recovery phase. Areas of standing water will persist and so anyone travelling will need to remain vigilant.
“This event has seen some of the highest river flows for a considerable period of time. The River Tay at Perth peaked at levels not seen since 2006 and the Teviot at Hawick was the second highest in 30 years of record. The Teith at Callander was the second-highest in a 45 year record. The team at SEPA are continuing to monitor the situation and watching river levels closely.
”The weather outlook for the coming week us unsettled so we would advise everyone to keep an eye on our flood update pages at www.floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates or call 0345 988 1188
"Members of the public can also use the recently launched Report–a-Flood. People can report incidents of flooding, whether from sea, rivers or in towns using the tool and SEPA will publish these reports online to increase awareness of local flood impacts and help keep communities moving. This 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"