Locals across Tayside have been told to expect a deluge today as river levels surge as a result of heavy rain and snow melt.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has issued a flood alert for the region along with nine individual warnings across Perthshire.
Streets have already flooded in Bankfoot after a local burn burst its banks, with Nicoll Drive among those affected.
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Flood warnings have been issued for the following areas:
- The Upper Tay
- Innerpeffray to Bridge of Earn
- Logierait to Victoria Bridge
- Glen Lyon
- Crieff to Innerpeffray
- Carse of Lennoch to Lochlane
- Bridge of Ruthven to Leitfie
- Ballinluig to Logierait
It comes as Scotland is battered by gusts of up to 90mph as Storm Georgine moves in, with a Met Office yellow warning for wind in place in Tayside.
A Sepa statment said: “River levels have responded to rainfall and snow melt during Tuesday and may remain high overnight and into Wednesday.
“Further heavy rain is expected from the early hours of Wednesday morning and this may cause some isolated river and surface water flooding issues throughout the region, but particularly in western areas of Tayside, with flooding of low lying land and roads possible.
“Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.
“This flood alert is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you haven’t already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at