An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Aberdeenshire.
SEPA has issued the following warning.
Heavy rain during Thursday may lead to severe flooding in parts of Aberdeenshire. Particularly at risk are the rivers Don and Deveron and the rivers in the north east of the area. Levels are likely to peak during the night (early Friday). There may be extensive property flooding, severe disruption to travel and damage to infrastructure. Other parts of the area are also at risk of significant flooding.
Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188. This FLOOD ALERT UPDATE is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you haven’t already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup.
Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21100
Flood Warning and Information
(With thanks to Cllr Johnston for highlighting this)
SEPA take account of weather forecasts when compiling flood warnings but information on weather conditions can be obtained directly from the Met Office Website.
SEPA is Scotland’s flood warning authority with responsibility for warning and informing the public on the threat of flooding; to help encourage preparedness and understanding of risk. It can, through its Floodline service, provide advance warning about when and where floods are likely to occur. For the latest information on potential flooding call the Floodline number 0345 988 1188 or visit the SEPA website.
SEPA has recently launched a campaign to raise awareness about flooding and has compiled some useful information, including publications about the Floodline service, how to prepare for flooding, how to deal with flooding, and flood alleviation products. For further details, visit the SEPA publications website.