SEPA Flood Alert for Orkney

A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Orkney.

Due to a combination of storm surge and high waves, there is a risk of isolated spray and wave overtopping, particularly along sections of west or south west facing coast line and around the Orkney Barriers. The highest risk will be around the time of the high tides on Saturday – Boxing Day – and Sunday morning.

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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