SEPA Flood Alert For Orkney

A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Orkney.

Coastal flooding is possible around Orkney on Thursday. This is due to a surge leading to high water levels, with the potential for additional risk from waves in locations exposed to the west. The greatest risk is around the time of high tide on Thursday morning, which occurs between 08:00 and 10:00 depending on location. Typical flooding impacts could include localised flooding of land and roads, disruption to travel, and isolated cases of flooding of individual properties.

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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