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Warning about flooding in Wick, Lybster and Dunbeath


By Gordon Calder


Flooding in the area of the Wick boating shed is seen here along with interested onlooker Jet the dog. Picture: DGS
Flooding in the area of the Wick boating shed is seen here along with interested onlooker Jet the dog. Picture: DGS

A WARNING has been issued about possible flooding in parts of Caithness and Sutherland due to higher than usual tides and a surge effect caused by Storm Brendan.

A number of locations are considered to be at risk, particularly Wick, Lybster, Dunbeath and Helmsdale. The worst impacts are likely to occur a few hours after high tide which was at 1pm today (Tuesday).

The Caithness and Sutherland Emergency Liaison Group met to prepare for the potential of coastal flooding affecting communities in its area.

Highland Council and multi-agency partners are monitoring the situation and are ready to respond to any impact, said a spokeswoman. She added: "The public are advised to remain vigilant. Advice and further information is available through the SEPA Floodline on 0345 9881188."

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