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Coastal flood warning for Lossiemouth and Moray


By Chris Saunderson


PARTS of Moray could be at risk of coastal flooding tonight.

The Moray Council have started handing out pallets of sandbags around the coastal streets of Lossiemouth after a flood warning was declared for the Moray town. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
The Moray Council have started handing out pallets of sandbags around the coastal streets of Lossiemouth after a flood warning was declared for the Moray town. ..Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

SEPA has issued a flood warning, and says that strong northerly winds and spring tides mean that there is a risk of flooding from waves, most likely in Lossiemouth.

The worst conditions are expected between around the hours of high tide tonight, with a risk from high waves between 11pm and 2am.

Moray Council are depositing sandbags for use by householders in Shore Street in Lossiemouth, and the Seatown area of Lossiemouth. These will be available by 5pm.

Conditions at Lossiemouth harbour, which is expected to be the worst affected area, will be closely monitored by a senior engineer and senior housing officer from Moray Council, who will be on site, and the council’s emergency response co-ordinator is available 24/7 to deal with any issues arising from potential flooding.

Members of the public are strongly advised to stay at a safe distance from harbour walls and coastal waters, where the risk to public safety from wave overtopping is at its greatest.

Detailed flood maps are available on SEPA’s website: http://map.sepa.org.uk/floodmap/map.htm

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