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Flood alert update for Moray amid Storm Jocelyn

By Lewis McBlane

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A NEW update amid Storm Jocelyn has confirmed that Moray is still at risk of floods.

The flood alert update was issued this morning.
The flood alert update was issued this morning.

Issued by SEPA at 11.26am today (January 23), the flood alert details "a risk of river flooding" in Findhorn Nairn Moray and Speyside today and tomorrow.

The alert was issued as four local flood warnings for Moray, which are more serious and local than flood alerts, were still in force.

Warnings continue to apply for the River Spey along its entire length in Moray, apart from a short section in Rothes.

SEPA said that heavy rain from Storm Jocelyn and melting snow would continue to cause impacts to "parts of communities, flooding of roads, and disruption to travel and infrastructure."

The new flood alert comes as Moray continues to be subject to a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind which will last until 6pm today.

An amber weather warning is also in place on the Moray border – beginning just outside Cullen.

The Met Office said that, within the affected area: "There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage."

A spokesperson added: "Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties."

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