02 January 2016
Vincent Fitzsimons, SEPA's Hydrology Duty Manager, said:
"Outbreaks of rain are expected to be heavy and persistent over Tayside, Angus, and southern Aberdeenshire through the weekend and into Monday.
"Flood impacts may affect communities and cause disruption to travel and
infrastructure from Tayside to Angus to Aberdeenshire over the coming days.
"Rivers in Angus are expected to peak overnight on Saturday and remain
high into Sunday and Monday. In Aberdeenshire and Tayside, rivers are expected
to peak a little later; from Sunday and remain high into Monday.
"Localised flooding is also possible in parts of the Scottish Borders, and
in Caithness and Sutherland during Sunday and Monday. SEPA is continuing to
work closely with the Met Office to provide as much information as possible. SEPA will also work 24/7
to monitor rainfall and river levels. We have been in contact with emergency
responders to help them prepare and will update them as necessary. We would urge people to
keep a close eye on Met Office forecasts and on SEPA’s flood updates page which can be found at http://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/.
"Members of the public can also get information by phone or text by
calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188. There is also advice on our website about preparing for flooding at http://www.floodlinescotland.org.uk/your-home/.”