Flooding update 24 – 26 December
24 December 2012
Richard Brown, Head of Hydrology at the Scottish Environment
Protection Agency (SEPA), said:
"There is a continuing risk of flooding across Aberdeenshire,
Dundee and Angus, Fife, Tayside and the Borders today (24
December). River levels remain high in these areas and forecast
rainfall could lead to further impacts although these are unlikely
to be on the scale seen over the weekend. As well as being
sensitive to further rainfall, these areas may also experience
continuing disruption from existing standing water whilst clean up
operations take place.
"Further South, there is also a risk of flooding across central
and southern Scotland. Further rainfall is expected across these
areas today, with the heaviest over Dumfries and Galloway but
extending over parts of the Borders by early afternoon. Although
the rainfall will not be as heavy as over the weekend, even small
amounts of rain could result in localised flooding impacts due to
the current saturated conditions.
"River levels across the country are expected to reduce over the
next few days, although larger watercourses in the most affected
areas will be slower to decline. Further forecast rain on Thursday
and Friday may well impact on sensitive areas and we will be
keeping a close eye on this.
"SEPA will continue to monitor the situation and work closely
with local authorities and emergency services. We would encourage
people in potentially 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