Storm Desmond floods: Six months on

Six months on from December's Storm Desmond, we take a look at how the affected communities are recovering, and what still needs to be done to protect properties in the future.

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Flood repairs in Borders likely to hit £4m

The cost of flood repairs in the Scottish Borders is likely to hit £4million Credit: ITV Border
is the likely cost of flood repairs in the Scottish Borders

The full extent of the repair work won't be completed until the Autumn. More than two thirds of around 300 repairs are fixed, but some major works are still outstanding.

We have damage through flooding, obviously one off storms. But the actual number of storms we've suffered, five storms all together, it's just been unprecedented.'

– Councillor Gordon Edgar, Scottish Borders Council

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