HAWICK FLOODING: Volunteers needed to fill sand bags

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Hawick Flood Group has made an appeal for volunteers to help fill snadbags as the town braces itself for serious flooding.

Flood group members started filling sandbags this morning at Morrisons car park. Residents concerned that their home is at risk of flooding are being invited to collect a maximum of six sandbags.

But help is also needed to fill them.

A spokesperson said: “Please bring shovels and help if you can for an hour.”