Flooding update – Tuesday 25 August

  25 August 2020

Marc Becker, SEPA Duty Flood Manager, said:

“Heavy rain will continue into the evening across many areas of southern, central and eastern Scotland on Tuesday 25 August. This will bring a risk of flooding from both surface water and rivers. As we move into the overnight period the greatest risk of flooding will be from rivers in the East Lothian and Eastern Borders where the rain will persist into tomorrow morning (Wednesday 26 August).

“Urban areas and the transport network in these regions will be most at risk from any flooding impacts. Those in Dundee, Angus, Fife, Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders should also be particularly mindful of Flood Alerts which can be found at www.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates.

"It is possible Flood Warnings will be issued during the evening and overnight period as rivers start to react to rainfall, so please do make sure you stay informed and if you have not signed up to Floodline, information on how to sign up is also available on the link provided.

“There is a Met Office yellow ‘be aware’ warning out for rain valid until 06:00hrs on the 26th August.

“Rain and surface water flooding may cause travel disruption on the roads and rail services so please check with the relevant outlets before you travel.”

Staying informed

  • While widespread flooding is not expected, it is important that people are aware of the situation in their local areas, and through areas they may be travelling through.
  • All SEPA’s Alerts and Warnings are available on our website at floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/ or by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
  • Floodline is always the most up-to-date information – with any new flood updates available as soon as they are issued.
  • You can also sign up to receive these messages to your phone, for free. You can call Floodline or register online at floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup/