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Update on Flooding at Comrie

Water has subsided following the flooding in Comrie. Police officers, Council staff and one fire appliance will remain in Comrie today. Houses and roads are now free of water and bus services have resumed.

The Ruchill Water will rise in response to this morning’s rainfall. We are not expecting any further flooding as a result of this rainfall, but SEPA will continue to closely monitor the situation. Thereafter, we are expecting a largely dry period until Thursday when further, potentially heavy, rain will cross the region.

Perth & Kinross’s Roads Maintenance Partnership built a walled diversion on Camp Road, using a tonne of sandbags to divert future flood water into the north field. Two lorry loads of face rock is being used to finish this work. The Council has also arranged for the roads to be swept clear of any loose gravel. Culverts and drainage channels have been cleared by Council and Fire and Rescue Service officers.

Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue and Perth & Kinross Council officers worked overnight to monitor water levels at Comrie and at Bridge of Earn. Most Comrie residents returned to their homes or found accommodation with friends or relatives, with Perth & Kinross Council supplying emergency accommodation to five people overnight.

The Council, Tayside Fire and Rescue, Tayside Police and SEPA would like to thank the community of Comrie for their resilience and support, and in particular the local shops and businesses which offered food and shelter to residents and recovery workers. It was a tremendous effort and very much appreciated.

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

Residents in need of housing advice can contact the Council:

Council tenants:
Crieff Area Housing Office, 32 James Square, Crieff, tel 01738 657840

Private tenants or homeowners:
Housing Advice Centre, 10-16 York Place, Perth, tel 01738 474500

For information on flooding recovery, including safety, security and insurance, please see the Council’s website: http://tinyurl.com/cu3zhaj

The Scottish Flood Forum is holding a drop in session from 10am to 7pm on Thursday 22 November at the White Church hall for residents, where practical help and advice will be offered and Council officers will be in attendance to answer questions.

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