Sep 252012

SEPA Statement – Flooding in Haddington

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East Lothian FM have just received the following statement from Vincent Fitzimons. Hydrology Duty Manager of the Scottish Environment Agency (SEPA). He said:

A flood warning has been in place for the Haddington area for some time and we are aware some flooding has already occurred. The level of the River Tyne has now peaked and is falling, however further rainfall is expected this evening into the early hours of the morning. This may lead to the river level rising again. East Lothian Council has used sandbags to support the existing flood wall, and to protect properties, and SEPA has recommended these remain in place until the risk has passed.

SEPA is in regular contact with emergency responders and would encourage people in the worse affected areas to remain vigilant and contact emergency services if you are concerned about your own safety or the safety of others. Members of the public can access the latest flood updates for their area, and sign up to Floodline, our direct warning service, via our website, or by calling 0845 988 1188.

SEPA will be monitoring the situation closely throughout the night. For more information, visit their website at: