Flood warning issued for Fife

After the blistering sunshine yesterday (Tuesday) a flood warning has been issued for Fife.

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 10:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 12:02 pm

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued the warning after the sun gave way to heavy rain and thunder and lightning tovernight and into this morning.

It warned that in built up areas, drainage systems may struggle to cope with the intensity of the rain and so surface water flooding is possible on the road network or in flood prone low lying areas.

Travel disruption and flooding to properties is possible if the rain becomes prolonged.

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Small and medium sized watercourses may rise quickly in response to the rain, with flooding to low lying land and roads a possibility.

A note on its website said: “SEPA will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will appear http://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/info/group-id/4966 if the situation changes.

“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 sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup.”