Residents in Fife’s flood-risk areas are being given access to flood pods as part of a range of support from the council.
As people in Rosyth continue to count the cost of Wednesday’s severe weather, the local authority is providing sand bags and advice to communities that need them.
Service manager Ross Speirs said: “Residents in flood-risk areas across Fife are able to access council-provided flood pods and use the flood sacks inside to protect their homes.”
The pods resemble grit bins and contain super-absorbent bags which act as a barrier to stop water entering buildings.
Mr Speirs added: “These pods are located across Fife, where required, for communities to use.
“Stand-by crews are available to assist and we continue to monitor and top up flood pods and replenish flood sack stocks.
“If a property is at immediate risk of flooding, the public can contact us on 03451 550011 (option 4) and the council will deliver sandbags and provide advice on additional support if needed.
“We endeavour to respond to all requests for sandbags wherever possible.”
With extreme weather due to continue throughout the weekend, the council has pledged to keep checking main waterways and problem areas.
Mr Speirs also urged residents to take reasonable measures to protect their properties.
“Empty sandbags can be obtained at most DIY stores, or there is information on flood products such as flood barriers and airbrick covers at the Scottish Environmental Protection Agencies (Sepa) website www.septa.org.uk,” he said.
“Over the longer term we continue to inform local people about flood prevention measures.”
Information on flood prevention has been distributed door-to-door in Rosyth and Fife Council has worked with communities to show them how the pods work.
If drains in a street are overflowing, residents can call the council on 03451 550011.
If a whole street is under water and every property is affected, call the fire service.
Dobbies Dunfermline carpark is badly flooded. Wear wellies!!
Drivers have also been warned to beware as the continuing rain leads to localised flooding across Fife.
Craigluscar Road, Dunfermline, is closed between the A907 Carnock Road junction and the D10 Drumtathill Road junction due to flooding, while the B925 Boglilly Road, Kirkcaldy, is shut at Boglilly Farm because of a fallen tree.
Problems have also been reported between Kelty and Kinross; Station Road, Oakley; and Lochgelly to Cardenden.
The Crossgates to Dalgety Bay road is also affected, while flooding has been reported in St Andrews, close to the Old Course.
The Old Course has been closed because of the adverse weather.
Earlier, a fallen tree was blocking part of the A92 between Bankhead and Preston roundabouts in Glenrothes, and another affected the main road through Steelend.
Valleyfield Community Centre remains shut due to a leak in the roof.