Thirteen areas in Scotland at risk of flooding as SEPA issues alerts

Flood alerts issued for 13 areas in Scotland <i>(Image: PA)</i>
Flood alerts issued for 13 areas in Scotland (Image: PA)

Scotland’s Environmental Protection Agency has issued thirteen flood alerts across the country as heavy rain is expected both Wednesday and Thursday.

Yesterday, the Met Office issue a yellow weather warning for most of Scotland’s mainland, with heavy rain set to start at 12 pm on Wednesday and last more than 24 hours until 6 pm on Thursday evening.

Weather experts said there could be a small chance of homes and businesses in some areas being flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has now re-affirmed the danger of flooding by issuing alerts for thirteen areas including Central West Scotland, Edinburgh and Lothians, Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire and the majority of the east coast.


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The Regional Flood Alert is early advice that flooding is possible across a wider geographical area, but it is designed to encourage people to take precautions. Bosses say roads and isolated properties are most at risk.

A statement on SEPA’s website said: “A period of heavy and persistent rain from Wednesday evening until Thursday evening could cause flooding impacts from surface water and rivers. Particularly at risk are urban areas and the transport network.

“Impacts may include flooding to low-lying land and roads, with difficult driving conditions. Isolated properties may also be at risk.

“Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. “

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The full list of areas issued flood alerts are: