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.
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