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By Fiona Reid
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Sign up plea for flood warnings

SEPA is urging people in Dumfries and Galloway to sign up for free flood alert messages following October’s severe weather

They provide advance notice of flooding is provided using forecast weather information from the Met Office in combination with their own rainfall and river level observations, and advanced hydrological modelling.

When flooding impacts are forecast, regional alerts, local warnings or, in worst case scenarios local severe warnings, are issued to those signed up to receive them via phone call or text.

SEPA flood warning unit manager Pascal Lardet said: “We’re urging those who aren’t signed up yet not to wait until the next storm hits and take action now to sign up to our free Floodline service.

“It’s widely accepted that climate change is resulting in more extreme weather. Flooding will become more of a regular occurrence and it’s vital that communities are supported to prepare more effectively for the impacts to keep themselves and their families safe.”

* Register online at floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup/.

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