Flood Warning - Flood Alert
The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (FRM Act) introduced a co-ordinated and partnership approach to how we tackle flood risk in Scotland in a sustainable manner.
SEPA, Scottish Water and local authorities have been working closer than ever before to improve our knowledge and understanding of the impacts of flooding.
Flood hazard maps
Publishing new flood maps for Scotland is a key milestone of the FRM Act and will help towards Scotland’s very first co-ordinated national plans to tackle flood risk. Launched on 15 January 2014 the flood maps are the most comprehensive national source of data on flood hazard and risk for Scotland and include information on different types and likelihoods of flooding.
The maps are available to increase awareness and understanding of flooding. They are a tool to promote an individual's responsibilities for their own flood protection and preparation.
You can sign up to receive free advance flood warning messages direct to your landline or mobile phone, notifying you when a flood warning message has been issued for your local area via SEPA's Floodline service. Alternatively you can sign up via telephone by calling 0345 988 1188
For further information on the service visit the SEPA website.
Flooding: what to do and who can help
You're the first line of defence against floods. It's your responsibility to protect yourself, your family and your property and possessions from flooding. This leaflet (PDF) explains what you can do before, during and after a flood, and what help is available to you from public bodies in Scotland.
Making a flood kit from SEPA - Flooding
In addition, the organisations listed below have some responsibilities to respond to flooding and have produced additional information and leaflets.
SEPA: public body responsible for protecting the environment and human health and delivering Scotland's Flood Warning System.
Scottish Water: responsibilities in the event of flooding with contaminated water.
Scottish Government: responsibilities to manage flood risk in Scotland.
Further information can be found from the Scottish Flood Forum, a charitable organisation which support those effected by flooding and represents their views to Government.