Marc Becker, Hydrology Duty Manager of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:
Although the worst of the flooding is expected to have passed, further rainfall was predicted for this morning and early afternoon. Conditions are due to ease as the day moves on but as rivers remain high, and with ground saturated in many areas, catchments will still respond quickly to further rain.
“Widespread, localised flooding occurred across central and southern Scotland yesterday with the worst affected areas being Comrie, where up to 150 properties were flooded, and in Dumfries and Galloway, on the Whitesands area of Dumfries, and at Newton Stewart where the River Cree flooded parts of the town. Flooding has eased overnight and rivers are generally falling across Scotland, although levels still remain high in those areas most affected yesterday.
“At present, there are two flood alerts in place, covering Central and Tayside. Flood warnings have also been issued for Ballinluig to Logierait, Carse of Lennoch to Lochlane, Crieff to Innerpeffray, Glen Lyon, Grandtully Bridge to Logierait Viaduct, Innerpeffray to Bridge of Earn, Taymouth Castle to Boat of Cluny, and Logierait to Victoria Bridge.
“SEPA will continue to monitor the situation and would encourage people in the affected areas to remain vigilant and be mindful of the conditions in their locality and when travelling. Members of the public can access the latest flood updates for their area, and sign up to Floodline, our direct warning service, via our website, or by calling 0845 988 1188.”