A Flood Alert has been issued for the Scottish Borders by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) 

SEPA says that heavy and persistent rainfall from Thursday morning through until Saturday may lead to flooding from rivers and surface water.

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Property flooding and disruption to travel and infrastructure may occur in some locations, with eastern areas currently looking most at risk.

SEPA will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will be issued as the situation changes.



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

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David Morgan, SEPA’s Duty Flood Manager, said: “The forecast for the end of this week is showing extremely high rainfall totals, and people should be thinking now about the action they can take to protect themselves and their property.

"If you haven’t already signed up for Floodline, I would strongly advise you to do so. The service is free and can give you advance notice of flooding in your area. 

“Scotland experienced a significant rainfall event that caused extensive flooding in local communities only a few days ago, and with catchments still saturated we’re urging people to be prepared for flooding.

"We are looking at some forecast totals that are even higher over the next few days, so please do use this time to plan and prepare.   

“Further regional Flood Alerts and localised Flood Warnings will be issued as required over the coming days.

"We continue to work with the Met Office to monitor the situation 24/7. People can check our Flood Updates for all the latest information and the three-day Scottish Flood Forecast to see what conditions are expected further ahead.” 

As Scotland’s flood warning and informing authority, SEPA continue to work closely with partners and responder agencies to share the latest information. An early alert of potential impacts was provided on Sunday through SEPA’s Flood Guidance Statement and information sharing will continue throughout the event.

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 the  Floodline direct warning service.  

If you haven't already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup.

Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23400