1. ITV Report

Region on flood alert

People across the region are preparing for severe weather as the Met office issues weather warnings for Cumbria and Southern Scotland. They predict up to 10cm of rain in the next 24 hours along with gale force winds.

The Scottish Borders and southern Cumbria have been given an amber warning, Dumfries and Galloway and north Cumbria have been issued the slightly lower yellow warning.

Rainfall Credit: ITV Border

The Met Office says that in Northern England and South east Scotland the heavy rain will be joined by strong winds which are expected to increase to gale force with gusts up to severe gale force, particularly over high ground.

These high winds are likely to cause debris to fall from trees which could block watercourses and drains.

The Environment Agency has teams on stand by to check on flood defences, clear river blockages and monitor river levels.

Scottish Borders Council has mobilised its emergency response team which is on standby to react where needed.