Public urged to stay clear of coastlines and harbour walls due to risk of coastal flooding
WITH coastal flood warnings in place in Moray today, Moray Council is urging people to be safe and stay away from harbour walls and coastlines.
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 from Lossiemouth to Findhorn. Flooding in and around low lying parts of Lossiemouth is possible, with wave overtopping in areas exposed to the east. Flooding impacts are expected around the time of high tide around 11am today.
There is also a flood warning in effect from Spey Viaduct to Spey Bay. Low lying areas are at risk of flooding and the B9015 Kingston Road may be affected around the high tides on Monday morning around 11:15am and Monday evening around 11:45pm
Moray Council’s 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, a senior flood risk engineer from 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."