Flood warnings issued for Angus areas

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The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency has upgraded a flood alert for areas in Angus to a flood warning.

A warning was issued for Brechin, due to the heavy rain associated with Storm Frank. River levels on the River South Esk are expected to rise throughout today (Wednesday). SEPA’s warning states: “Although the flood protection scheme for Brechin is well advanced there may still be a residual risk of flooding from high water levels in the river. Surface water runoff may also cause local flooding issues.”

Flood warnings have been issued for Inchbare, Kinnaird/Bridge of Dun, Marykirk, Logie Mill and Craigo, and for Finavon and Tannadice.

For Inchbare, SEPA advise: “There is a risk of flooding to the Mill of Pert Farmhouse and the B966. Low lying land adjacent to the watercourse may also be inundated.”

In Tannadice and Finavon, there is a risk to low lying agricultural areas and low lying properties, and the B597 between Glencoul Mill and Tannadice and the unclassified road from Baldoukie Smithy to Justinhaugh Bridge, west of Murthill, may be at risk of flooding as the flood event develops.

Low lying agricultural land adjacent to the River South Esk in the Kinnaird/Bridge of Dun is at risk of flooding from this morning to the afternoon.

In Logie Mill and Craigo, the River North Esk is expected to remain very high during with bankfull conditions expected by around 10am. There may be problems with surface water build up behind flood embankments.

For Marykirk, SEPA has advised that cottages at Marymill and the A937 are at risk from flooding.

Updates on the flood warnings can be found on SEPA’s website at http://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/info/group-id/4979.

In Edzell, the flood prevention group has confirmed via their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/EdzelFloodIssue/?fref=ts, that the first alarm at Edzell has been triggered at 9am this morning. However, the post added that the burn “looks okay” for the time being.