Sign up for flood alert

Flooding on the B942 Colinsburgh to Leven road. Picture Ian Rutherford
Flooding on the B942 Colinsburgh to Leven road. Picture Ian Rutherford

RESIDENTS in coastal areas prone to flooding are being urged to sign up to a new advance warning service in the Kingdom.

Floodline, which automatically sends alerts to mobiles and landlines, 
was launched by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) 
on Monday.

Councillor Pat Callaghan, executive spokesman for transport amd environment, said: “This new service will be of great benefit to people living in coastal communities.

“We saw last year in Leven the devastating impact coastal flooding can have, and anything we can do to help people minimise the impact on their homes and families is most welcome.”

Last year, various areas across Levenmouth and the East Neuk were affected by extensive flooding.

Dura Den suffered particularly bad damage during October.

Although anyone can sign up to the service, letters have been sent out to at-risk properties located along Anstruther to Elie, Lower Largo, Leven and Methil.

To sign up, visit www.sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup or call 0845 988 1188.