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SEPA Flood Alert for Orkney

A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Orkney.

This Flood Alert is for coastal flooding, Storm Barra is expected to affect the area later on Tuesday and Wednesday and this brings with it the threat of very strong south easterly winds.

Coastal flooding issues are likely due to a combination of high astronomical tides, waves and a small storm related surge in water levels. The most likely impacts are spray and wave overtopping in exposed coastal locations and flooding to low-lying land and roads. The time of highest risk is likely to be high tide on Wednesday morning at approximately 01:45 and again at 14:15 on Wednesday afternoon.

SEPA will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will appear here if the situation changes.

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

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Churchill Barriers.

A combination of high tides and strong south easterly winds means that there is a high risk of wave overtopping and hazardous conditions at the Churchill Barriers during the next 24hrs. Road closures are likely around the time of high tides which is between 01:00 and 02:30 GMT on 08/12 and between 13:30 and 14:40 GMT on 08/12.

To find out if the barriers are currently closed or open, please follow https://twitter.com/OIC_Roads

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 WARNING 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 22513The area highlighted in red indicates the target area that SEPA will issue a flood warning for.

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