A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Orkney.
There is a risk of significant coastal flooding on Monday and Tuesday due to higher than usual tides and large waves. This will increase the risk of flooding to low lying land and roads and could affect exposed coastal properties. There could also be wave overtopping of coastal defences and causeways. The periods of greatest risk are around the high tide which occurs at Hoy around 10:45/23:00 on Monday and 11:00/00:00 on Tuesday.
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 at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup
Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 22500