Blog22 November 2017

Scotland on red alert with several regions facing flooding

Much of northern Scotland is bracing itself for weather-related carnage after continuous downpours left several major roads closed or severely disrupted.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency have issued amber flood warnings in Dumfries and Galloway, Orkney and the Scottish Borders, while parts of the Highlands have been put on a red flood warning following a police report that the area has been badly hit.

Strathglass, Strathcarron in Sutherland and Strath Oykel are all also said to be at risk along with Moy Bridge, near Muir of Ord.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed: “There’s been serious flooding to the whole of the Highlands. Main road, side roads – everything. It’s affected very few properties, mainly roads.”

The latest warnings follow a previous announcement that a landslip caused by flooding had damaged a railway line between Inverness and Dingwall. All services were subsequently cancelled until repairs could be carried out.

At Sykes Pumps, we understand the impact flooding can have on your business continuity which is why we strive to visit your application or site within four hours of contact.

Our expertise has been demonstrated on countless occasions – perhaps most notably during the catastrophic floods that crippled much of northern England two years ago – and we have a genuine track record of assisting the Environment Agency during emergency requirements.

We even offer customers a number of tailored flood packages to help them overcome the effects of water damage as quickly as possible, accelerating any restoration process.

For more information on how we can assist you – be it in Scotland or any other part of the UK – call us today on 0800 211 611.