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SEPA Flood Alert Orkney Updated


A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Orkney.

This alert is for coastal flooding. Due to a combination of high tides and strong winds, there is a risk of flooding from still water level, waves and spray overtopping to low lying coastal areas on Sunday 8th.

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 southerly winds means that there is a high risk of wave overtopping and hazardous conditions at the Churchill Barriers. Road closures are possible around the time of high tide which is between 11:00 and 13:00 [GMT] on Sunday 8th January. 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 22513

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Sanday.

A combination of high tides, storm surge and prevailing weather conditions means that flooding from the sea is expected on Sanday. Any low-lying coastal roads and properties across the island exposed to the prevailing wind may be subject to wave and spray impacts. Flooding impacts are expected around the time of high tide, which is between 10:00 and 12:00 [GMT] on Sunday 8th January.

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 22528

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Longhope and Hoy.

A combination of high tides and prevailing weather conditions means that flooding from the sea is expected to affect low lying land, roads and properties in Hoy and Longhope. Low lying roads and properties could be at risk between Longhope and Myre Bay. Flooding impacts are expected around the time of high tide at 10:00 [GMT] on Sunday 8th January.

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 22522

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