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.
Following repeated flooding in parts of the region, a mountain rescue team has had its vehicles adjusted to be able to drive through deep water. The Galloway team has been involved in helping people during a number of floods in South West Scotland.
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