Flood alert for the Borders

THE BORDERS is currently under a flood alert after heavy rain hit the region on Monday and is expected to continue this morning.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency said: “A period of heavy rain is expected to cross the area early on Tuesday morning.

“There is the potential for flooding impacts to low lying areas and roads from small watercourses and surface water flooding.”

The spokesperson added: “Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is available through Floodline on 0845 9881188.”

The Borders has so far avoided the worst of the weather, with residents in the Perthshire village of Comrie evacuated from their homes yesterday after streets were filled with 18 inches of water.