A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Orkney.
Persistent and heavy rain during Saturday could bring some localised and minor disruption to low lying areas due to flooding from some watercourses. In addition some minor surface water flooding is also possible where rain falls on impermeable surfaces such as urban areas and the road network.
The focus of the heaviest rain is to the northern parts of the Orkney islands, and any disruption is more likely to be here, but is possible across the whole of Orkney.
Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188. This FLOOD ALERT is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you haven’t already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online
Floodline quick dial number for this area is 22500