SEPA warns property and land at risk as flooding expected to hit Moray

THE Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has warned that a combination of high tides and south-easterly winds means that flooding from the sea may affect low-lying land, roads and properties along the Moray Firth.

Moray Council has urged people to stay away from harbour walls and coastlines with flooding impacts expected to come around the time of high tide at 11am today (December 14).

The local authority said its emergency planning officer is observing the risk-areas this morning, and stands ready to co-ordinate any action as required throughout the day.

Debbie Halliday, senior flood risk engineer at Moray Council, said, “It’s possible that waves will overtop the harbour wall at Lossiemouth – please do not put yourself in danger by visiting the harbour or coastline to watch the waves.

“We continue to carefully monitor the data we’re receiving in relation to the impacts of these flood warnings and encourage householders to sign up for SEPA’s Floodline to receive free flood messages.”