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This is a Joint release by Tayside Fire and Rescue, Perth & Kinross Council, Tayside Police and SEPA.

Public services in Tayside are warning residents in Comrie and Bridge of Earn to be prepared for high levels of rain fall on Thursday.

Tayside Fire and Rescue, Tayside Police, Perth & Kinross Council and SEPA are monitoring river levels and have teams on standby in case of flooding. 2,000 flood sacks have been delivered to Comrie, replenishing the number stored there.

Current forecasts suggest that river levels may peak in Comrie mid-morning on Thursday and in Bridge of Earn 10-15 hours later.

Residents in Comrie and Bridge of Earn are urged to sign up for flood alerts and flood warnings and to remain prepared. For flood warning information, please see SEPA’s website: www.sepa.org.uk/flooding

For further Water Safety Advice, please visit the Safety Information section on Tayside Fire and Rescue’s website –www.taysidefire.gov.uk – or the Flooding section of Perth & Kinross Council’s website – www.pkc.gov.uk

Services are further warning residents that, in the event of flooding, they should avoid walking on roads where open drains may be hidden underwater and remain on pavement areas where possible.

Meanwhile, the clean up operation in Comrie continues and the Council has positioned household skips in Camp Road, Barrack Road and Tay Avenue, so that residents affected by flooding can dispose of bulky and general household items. Anyone unable to take items to these skips can call the Council’s Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476 for assistance

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