A major emergency has been declared in Dumfries and Galloway in response to the ongoing severe weather.
Officers from Police Scotland, the NHS, Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have been working to address flooding issues and provide support to vulnerable communities and individuals across the region.
Areas affected include:
- The Whitesands in Dumfries has flooded and flood defences have been provided to properties in the area.
- The Esk at Langholm has burst its banks. Homes within George Street in the town have been evacuated by Police Scotland and a care centre has been established. This will remain open for the next 24 hours.
- The River Annan has peaked and some flooding has been reported in some areas of Annandale and Eskdale including Wamphray, Cummertrees and Hoddom.
A number of roads have been closed across the region due to safety concerns including the A709 between Lockerbie and Lochmaben and a number of B roads.
Chief Inspector David McCallum from Police Scotland said: