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Flood warnings issued for Dumfries and Galloway

Flood warnings: Dumfries and Galloway and Solway Firth Credit: SEPA

One flood alert and seven flood warnings have been issued for Dumfries and Galloway and along the Solway Firth coast.

Coastal flooding was predicted at around 10pm due to a combination of tidal levels and large waves.

Flood warnings have been issued for East Luce Bay, Kirkcudbright Bay, Rough Firth, South West Rhins, Southerness Point, Upper Solway Firth and West Luce Bay.

A flood alert has been issued for Dumfries and Galloway.

A flood alert means flooding is possible. A flood warning means flooding is imminent and immediate action is required.

Residents are advised to be vigilant and protect themselves and their properties. Information is available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.

Flood warnings issued for D&G and Borders

SEPA has issued a number of flood warnings for both Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

There's a general flood alert in place for the whole of Dumfries and Galloway.

The flood warnings have been issued for:

  • Loch Ryan
  • Outer Wigtown Bay
  • Southerness Point
  • Whitesands

A flood alert is also in place for the whole of the Scottish Borders.

The flood warnings have been issued for:

  • Romanobridge to Lyne Station
  • Hawick to Monteviot
  • Drumelzier to Dawyck


Flood warnings in place across Dumfries and Galloway

Flood warnings in place across D&G Credit: SEPA

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has released a number of flood warnings for a number of areas across Dumfries and Galloway.

A flood alert is in place for all coastal regions across Dumfries and Galloway, however an upgraded flood warning applies to the following areas:

  • East Luce Bay
  • Inner Wigtown Bay
  • Kirkcudbright Bay
  • Loch Ryan
  • Outer Wigtown Bay

Flood warnings mean that flooding is expected and that immediate action is required.

Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.

To sign up to the flood alert service, click here.

Heavy rain affects roads in Cumbria

Cumbria Police are warning motorists to only drive if necessary after heavy rain left many roads with standing water.

Officers say that many roads have been affected and the A66 is closed between Stainton and Penrith Road in Keswick due to fallen debris and water.

There was no major flooding last night in Kendal and Egremont - the areas most likely to be affected by the remnants of tropical storm Kate.

The Environment Agency says that five severe flood warnings remain in place for Kendal and six for Egremont.

People living in flood risk areas are still being advised to leave their homes as more rain is expected later today.

Relief centres remain open at Kendal Town Hall and West Lakes Academy in Egremont.

Many of the county's roads, including the A66 at Threlkeld, have minor road surface flooding. Our advice is to drive only if necessary today as it is expected, that with further deteriorating weather conditions, more roads will be affected with an increasing severity.

If you must drive please do so with extreme care. Motorists should not drive through any flood water of which they cannot judge the depth. Also a concern is the spray coming from the roads which decreases a driver's visibility.

– Chief Inspector Matt Kennerley, Cumbria Police

Flood alerts in place for Cumbria

Water pumps have been dispatched to Cumbria. Credit: PA

The Environment Agency is warning people in Cumbria to take care this weekend, as there are flood alerts in place.

Two 24ft (7.3m) long, high-volume water pumps have been dispatched to Cumbria, which are capable of pumping 120,000 cubic litres of flood water a minute - the equivalent of more than 30 Wembley Stadiums.

The Environment Agency is also urging people to check for flood risks, and not to drive through flood water, warning that 1ft (30cm) of water is enough to move a car.

There are two flood warnings in place - at Keswick Campsite in Cumbria, and at Aberystwyth in West Wales - and 23 flood alerts, where flooding is possible, with the EA saying it will issue flood warnings where necessary.

The following flood alerts are in place in Cumbria:

  • Rivers Eamont and Lowther to their confluence with the River Eden at Langwathby
  • Lower Derwent from Bassenthwaite Lake to the coast at Workington. The Cocker from Crummock Water to Cockermouth. The River Marron from Ullock to its confluence with the Derwent near Bridgefoot
  • The Upper Derwent from Seathwaite to Derwent Water
  • Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster


Two flood warnings for Cumbria

There are currently two flood warnings in place for Cumbria.

The River Eden at Carlisle, and the Keswick Campsite are both at high risk of flooding.

The Environment Agency say that low lying roads, car parks, residential and commercial properties are most at risk along the River Eden.

At the Keswick Campsite the levels of Derwentwater are expected to rise as a result of persistent wind and rain.

It's likely to remain high with the flood warning in place for several days into the New Year.