The Met Office have issued a Severe Weather Warning 'Yellow Warning' for rain and thunderstorms for the Scottish Borders area, in conjunction with this SEPA have also issued a general flood warning for the Scottish Borders.
This weather front is currently causing considerable problems in the south of England and as it moves north the hope is that it will lessen in strength, but we are expected to receive a considerable amount of rainfall, some areas may escape this, but in general the warning is for the whole of the Scottish Borders. The Council have carried out checks on watercourses and grilles to ensure they are clear, and sandbags can be obtained from your local fire station, or Resilient Communities sandbag store.
The Warning is in place from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow evening and further information can be obtained from
Jim Fraser (Scottish Borders Council, Emergency Planning Officer, Scottish Borders)