Sepa has issued warnings for more flooding along the Dundee and Angus coastline.
The city was badly hit by Storm Ciara on Sunday, with Riverside Drive engulfed in water spilling over from the Tay.
Video of the flooding on Dundee’s Riverside Drive is above this article
Sepa has issued an alert for more coastal flooding in Dundee, with the risk greatest at high water at 3.30pm.
The alert says: “This alert is for coastal flooding. Due to a combination of high tides along with a large surge, wind and waves there is a risk of flooding in coastal areas during Sunday and Monday.”
The alert comes amid calls from West End councillor Fraser Macpherson for better anti-flooding measures after the “very significant and concerning” event on Sunday.
The two Rivers Tay. Good to see the flood defence wall is working just fine! 🌊😖 pic.twitter.com/8bxwUsF4is
— The Alien Cormorant (@alancormack) February 9, 2020
Cllr Macpherson posted on his Facebook page that the council will be undertaking an investigation into the flooding.
He wrote: “Riverside Drive flooding – an update – I have this evening received the following update from the City Council’s Head of Design and Property:
‘… our infrastructure section has been out today and seen the extent of the flooding.
‘The flood prevention is working. However there are opportunities to improve protocols for assessing risk and timing for when the gates are used.
‘(We are) to convene a meeting in the early part of this week to review this incident and see where procedures have worked or if improvements can be made.
‘Once this review has been carried out we will offer feedback to yourself.'”
In Angus, a weather warning – a level up from an alert – has been issued for Montrose. It says: “A combination of high tides and prevailing weather conditions means that flooding from the sea may impact land, roads and properties along the coast in Montrose.
“Flooding impacts are expected around the time of high tide at 0300 and 1500 on Monday.”
The flood warnings come amid weather warnings from the Met Office for widespread snowfall throughout Tayside and Fife into the midweek.
The whole of Perthshire, Dundee and parts of Angus and Fife are under a yellow weather warning for wind and snow until 11.59pm on Tuesday February 11.
Video of the weather forecast is below.
The weather warning says that heavy snow and strong winds will combine to lead to disruption to travel, especially over higher routes.
A further yellow weather warning has been issued for snow and ice on Wednesday morning, covering areas west of Perth.
The warnings follow a weekend of disruption after Storm Ciara brought heavy rain and wind to Tayside and Fife.
- In Perth, revellers were “millimetres” from death when the roof of popular pub The Venue collapsed, sending chunks of masonry onto the pavement below. Video is below.
- In Fife, the Gregory Hall in Tayport lost a large section of its roof as the wind gusted on Sunday afternoon.
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