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Flood alert in place for North-east with heavy rain expected to continue overnight

Friday November 1st 2019 at 2:43 PM


A flood alert has been issued for the North-east with heavy rain expected to continue throughout the night.

The warning from SEPA (sea-pah) said surface water flooding is expected to affect Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire until Sunday morning.

The weather could result in localised flooding of land, properties and disruption to travel.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen City Council staff are out inspecting and clearing drain hakes around the city this afternoon, particularly in known flood-prone areas.

A statement on the SEPA website said: “A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City. Surface water flooding is anticipated to affect the region throughout Saturday until Sunday morning.

“Potential impacts may include localised flooding of land and roads, flooding affecting individual properties, and disruption to travel.

“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 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.”

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