19 February 2015
Vincent Fitzsimons, Duty Hydrology Manager for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said:
Unsettled conditions are expected over the next few days, with a risk of flooding in localised areas along the east coast. There is a risk of localised flooding to low lying coastal communities during today and Friday in Caithness and Sutherland, Easter Ross & Great Glen, Findhorn, Northern Aberdeenshire, and Nairn, Moray & Speyside due to high tides in the Moray Firth area.
“The focus switches to coasts in the Firth of Forth area on Friday and Saturday which may result in impacts to coastal communities in Fife, Central Scotland, Edinburgh & Lothians and the Scottish Borders.
“The focus switches again on Sunday and Monday to coasts in the south west and north east. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and update emergency responders and the public as required. We would encourage members of the public to remain vigilant and be mindful of the conditions in their locality and when travelling. The latest updates are available on our website and you can also sign up on our website to receive flood alerts and warnings updates direct to your phone, for free. Do remember that not every area in Scotland is covered by a local flood warning scheme, if there is a regional flood alert out for your area you should prepare for flooding.”