An Egremont man has built his own flood defences after being frustrated over being flooded 3 times in 11 weeks.
Three years after some of the worst flooding the region has ever seen, ITV Border explores the causes and what the future could hold
Police have warned drivers to avoid Whitehaven town centre because of the threat of flooding.
The people of Selkirk have lived with the fear of flash flooding for decades but now, final approval has been granted for a £30 million flood prevention scheme.
The construction work is due to begin later this year.
Amy Dunsmuir reports.
Funding for the scheme from the Scottish government was finally approved last Thursday and construction work can now begin in November 2014 and is due to be completed by December 2016.
The project is now fully funded, approved, designed and ready to commence.
The news has been welcomed by many local residents, including George Skeldon, who has lived next to the river for 28 years.
A new £31million flood protection scheme will provide long-term financial benefits for Selkirk according to representatives of Scottish Borders Council.
The work should provide protection to almost six hundred homes and businesses on the Scottish Borders biggest business Park which lie in the town's riverside area.
Local Councillor Gordon Edgar says that insurance prices should come down and business investment in Selkirk will become more attractive.
Footage from 1977 shows the moment Selkirk's Auld Stane Brig collapsed after a night of heavy rain caused the river Ettick to flood.
It effectively severed the town in two, and numerous homes were flooded as the river burst its banks.
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The long awaited Selkirk flood defence scheme has been given the go-ahead after the Scottish Government agreed to help fund the scheme.
The £31m scheme is expected to protect up to 595 properties currently at risk in the Bannerfield, Philiphaugh and Riverside areas of the town.
Years in the planning, the funding boost means construction work will now begin in November, with completion expected in 2016.
Dumfries and Galloway Council have approved plans to help reduce flood damage in Newton Stewart.
The local authority have announced a flood warning scheme will be launched and a flood pod will be established in the town.
They are also asking the Scottish Government for funding to construct walls in the town and raise a footbridge, but locals are worried that the flood defences will take years to complete.
Fiona McIlwraith reports.
Dumfries and Galloway council has announced plans for flood prevention work in Newton Stewart.
It will include an early warning scheme and the council is also asking the Scottish Government for funding to build river walls through the town and raise a footbridge.
Dumfries and Galloway Council have announced plans to develop a flood warning scheme and locate a flood pod, containing sandbags and barriers in Newton Stewart.
The local authority are also asking the Scottish Government for funding to build river walls through the town, and raise the footbridge.
The flood prevention for Newton Stewart could cost in the region of £3.4million, and although the council are determined to help, they say Scottish Government money is needed.
Dumfries and Galloway council have announced plans for flood prevention in Newton Stewart.
An early warning scheme will be implemented and a flood pod will be established in the town.
The council are also asking the Scottish Government for funding to build river walls through the town and raise a footbridge.