2.16pm – The A85 is now passible with care
2pm -Just had this report from PKC:
We aren’t expecting any other calls as rivers have peaked and the main weather front has moved into the North sea.
The embankment did what it was meant and designed to do – overflowed into the field where the drain directs the water away from properties, there is currently no threats to property
Water levels 1m below top of stone embankment that was installed – no issues, understandably members of the community saw the water in the field and thought the worst , however, the services responded as you would expect. The north area have not reported anything regarding increase in water levels and therefore it looks as if the weather front has come in from the West as was expected. Our staff will continue to monitor the situation.
Lets hope we can now breathe and relax a wee bit. Remember if you are concerned that you property is about to be flooded PKC council staff are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and can be contacted for assistance on 01738 625 411 in flood emergencies or call 999.I received a flood warning from SEPA at 9.30am however the water was over the Boulevard way before then so will need to look into that.
10.30am I have contacted PKC regarding further supplies of sandbags, however with both roads to Crieff being closed it will take longer to get them here.
Can I remind everyone that sandbags are for properties that are in imminenet danger of flooding and not just incase ! If you take bags when your property is not in danger you are putting others at risk. Please consider this carefully.
10:40am COMRIE FIRE STATION -COMRIE FIRE FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN INSPECTING THE RIVER RIVER RUCHILL IS WITHIN ITS NORMAL WATER COURSES AND BEING PROTECTED BY FLOOD DEFENCES. THE RIVER IS ONE METRE BELOW OVER TOPPING THE DEFENCES. FIREFIGHTERS ARE NOW MAKING THEIR WAY DOWN STREAM ALONG THE BANKING TO INSPECT THE RIVER LEVEL IN OTHER AREAS
Please remember folks that sandbags should only be for properties that are imminently under the threat of flooding not ‘just in case’. In emergencies the Fire Brigade and other emergency services will visit households checking on the flood situation and if sandbags are called for will make sure householders get them