09 February 2013

Direct Warnings Coming to Our Community

The frequency of floods has risen dramatically in Scotland over recent years. In fact there are now approximately 100,000 properties at risk from rivers and the sea.
Your property is your responsibility – but help is available. Although the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) can’t prevent floods from occurring, through the Floodline service it can provide advance warning about when and where floods from the rivers are likely to occur locally. This means that you can take appropriate action to limit the damage to your home or business.
In the next few weeks SEPA will be launching improvements to its Floodline service across Scotland. You will be able sign up to receive free messages to your mobile or landline that will notify you when SEPA has issued a flood alert or warning for this area. The messages will direct you to the website or Floodline recorded telephone service for more detailed information on the river flooding near you.
With new user-friendly flood warning symbols and messages that are easier to understand, it will help you decide what action you should take to protect your property.
Highland Perthshire is one of the areas in Scotland which will benefit from the changes.

Find Out More
To explain better how to use the improved service an information event will be held during the Aberfeldy Community Council Meeting on Wednesday 2 March at 7.30pm in Aberfeldy Town Hall
SEPA flooding staff will be on hand to answer any questions.
More information on 0845 988 1188 or www.floodlinescotland.org.uk/floodupdates
Anyone wishing to organise an event in a local community should email CLOAKING or call 01738 448414.



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