Flooding update - 27 December 2012
27 December 2012
Pascal Lardet, Flood Unit Manager for the Scottish Environment
Protection Agency said:
"At present four flood alerts are currently in place for
Central, Tayside, Fife and the Scottish Borders, reflecting a risk
of flooding for the western parts of these regions during Friday
"Rain, accompanied by strong to gale force southerly winds, is
expected during Friday and will be heaviest over North Argyll,
Lochaber, the Southern Highlands and Northwest. In these regions,
the transport network may be affected by surface water and drivers
should remain vigilant.
"The River Earn (Tayside), River Teith (Central), head waters of
the Tweed catchment (Scottish Borders), and neighbouring
watercourses, may also be affected by the heavy rain.
"In the North West and Western Isles, strong winds may also
cause exposed areas of west facing coasts to be impacted by spray
and overtopping from large waves during Friday and Saturday.
"Businesses and 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
www.sepa.org.uk, or by calling 0845 988 1188."