Flood Warnings – Scotland

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Flood warnings in Scotland are issued by SEPA, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

To view warnings currently in place please click here

SEPA Floodline Warnings Direct

Floodline Warnings Direct is a free service provided by the SEPA that provides flood warnings by phone, text or email.

You can register for this free Floodline service at the SEPA Flood Website.

Flood Warnings, what do they mean?

SEPA issue three types of warnings that will help you prepare for flooding and take action when required.

These are:

Flood alert Flood Alert
Flooding is possible. Be prepared.This warning is issued from two hours to two days in advance of flooding. When this warning is issued you should prepare to act on your flood plan, make sure your emergency kit and protection equipment is to hand and keep up to date with local weather and water levels.
Flood Warning Flood Warning
Flooding is expected. Immediate action required.This warning is issued from half an hour to one day in advance of flooding. When this warning is issued you should start acting your flood plan, make sure your family, pets and valuables are moved to a safe place, turn off your gas and electricity supply if it is safe to do so and deploy your flood protection equipment.
Severe Flood Warning Severe Flood Warning
Severe flooding. Danger to life.This warning is issued when flooding poses a significant threat to life. When this warning is in force you should make sure you remain in a safe place and identify a safe means of escape and be ready in the event that you need to evacuate your home. If you are in immediate danger you should call 999.

To view flood warnings for England or Wales click here.