SEPA Flood Alert for Orkney

A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Orkney.

A FLOOD WARNING update has been issued for Churchill Barriers.

A combination of high tides and strong Southeasterly winds means that there is a high risk of wave overtopping and hazardous conditions at the Churchill Barriers during the next 24 hours. Road closures are likely between 10am and Midday on Saturday and again on Saturday between 8pm and Midnight.

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There is a risk of coastal flooding around Orkney on Saturday and Sunday, due to a surge combined with large waves. The greatest risk is around the time of high tide, which at Kirkwall occurs around 22:00 on Saturday, and 10:30 and 22:45 on Sunday.

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

Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 22500

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