Footage shows the devastating flooding in Dumfries after a river burst its banks

Drone footage showed the devastating impact of flooding in Dumfries after a river burst its banks - as a man had to be rescued from the roof of his van. Father of three John Blandford, 33, said he had never seen flooding as bad as hit his hometown of Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, yesterday (Thurs). The town does not yet have flood defences, and footage also showed a van stuck in the water as it came over near the Lincluden area of the town. John, who works as an HGV driver said: "The River Nith flows through the centre of Dumfries and that is where it has burst its banks and flooded the shops and the houses down the front there. "We don't have any flood defences in place there. "There has been talk and plans put forward by the council to make a flood defence embankment the whole way across there, but it never happened. "Whether it's still going to happen, I'm not sure. "I think they thought if you stop flooding here it's going to push it further down. "I think 2009 was the last time it was nearly as bad as this. This video was filmed on the 28th October 2021.

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