Residents warned about heavy rain and potential flooding

'Road ahead closed' and 'flood' signs in front of a flooded road.

Published: Wednesday, 12th June 2019

Borderers are being urged to take care with an amber weather warning for heavy rain in place from midnight until 3pm (Thursday).

About 50mm of rain is expected to fall in the eastern side of the region, with up to 100mm on higher ground.

Residents are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and warning from the Met Office.

Regular updates will be provided on our social media channels and website.

The most up-to-date flood messages are always available on SEPA's Floodline website or by calling 0345 988 1188.

Andy McLean, Emergency Planning Officer

“We are putting plans in place to enable us to respond effectively to any impact this weather may bring. It’s likely to affect the east of the Borders in particular but with heavy rain expected across the region everyone should exercise caution.

“We expect a lot of surface water and spray on roads leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures, so motorists and cyclists should take care when travelling. There is potential for disruption to rail and bus travel.

“River levels will be monitored and we are in constant contact with SEPA and the Met Office to ensure we can be prepared if any homes or businesses are at risk from flooding.”