Flood alert for Berwickshire as thunderstorms are likely to hit the area

A flood alert covering all of the Berwickshire area has been issued for the rest of today (Friday, June 26) and tomorrow.

Friday, 26th June 2020, 12:10 pm
Heavy downpours are likely to cause localised flooding and difficult driving conditions.

Heavy thundery showers are likely to develop during today, continuing overnight into Saturday.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency says that while most places will stay dry, if your area is affected by a heavy shower, this may lead to localised flooding from surface water and small watercourses.

The greatest risk is if these occur over built-up areas and the transport network.

Possible impacts may include flooding of low-lying land, roads, properties and disruption to travel.

A SEPA spokesperson said: “Thunderstorms are intense, localised, hard to predict and their flooding impacts vary. Due to the very localised nature of flooding from thunderstorms, your specific area may not be impacted.

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

Advice and information is available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.

You can also sign up to receive free flood messages, either by calling Floodline or registering online at Flooding Sign Up

Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23400.