The latest heavy rain to batter Dundee has raised fears that drainage infrastructure is not fit for purpose.
Broughty Ferry councillor Craig Duncan has brought his concerns to council officials and Tayside Contracts after the downpour caused flooding in the area.
Some of the worst hit parts of Dundee were in Broughty Ferry, with Forthill Road and Cedar Road suffering a deluge.
Mr Duncan said the local authority needs to be better prepared for similar downpours in future, as drains were blocked, causing water to back up into the streets.
He said: “I don’t know if we are in for more weather like this but I suspect that we are.
“A lot of residents have been in touch to say they are concerned the drains can’t handle that much rain. I appreciate that weekend saw a huge amount of rain but we need to do all we can to make sure a better system is in place.
“The time to fix your roof is when it’s sunny outside, not when it’s raining, so the council should be getting better prepared for heavy rain when it comes again.”
Mr Duncan fears the area would be particularly susceptible if it continues to grow.
“I’ve never seen Forthill Road flooded like that before.
“Developers want to keep building houses in Broughty Ferry and I do wonder if there is enough drainage network in place as it is.”
There are only two officers in Dundee who are trained in using the gully machine, according to an email the councillor said he received from Tayside Contracts.
Two more people are being trained, however.
Mr Duncan said: “This shows that the resources aren’t quite there, but at least there are some more people being trained.”
A Dundee City Council spokeswoman said: “We regularly monitor our road network and we will talk to Councillor Duncan directly about his concerns.”
The calls come after swathes of Dundee, including the majority of Broughty Ferry, could succumb to rising water levels if climate change continues unabated.
The interactive map from Climate Central, an organisations of scientists and journalists, shows that in Broughty Ferry, Castle Green would be completely submerged as would parts of the Esplanade and Castle Street.