Emergency services prepare for possible flooding

Angus Council, Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire Rescue Service and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency are dealing with flooding issues in the Angus area tonight.

A large number of properties in the Tannadice and Finavon area along with properties in the River Street area of Brechin may be affected by rising river levels.

Staff from all the agencies are visiting properties in those areas to offer advice and help. Householders are being advised to move belongings and themselves upstairs or to go and stay with friends or relatives.

A rest centre was opened at 7.30pm by Angus Council at Brechin High School for people who had nowhere to stay. Transport was organised for anyone wanting to stay at the rest centre.

Staff visited the Tannadice and Finavon areas around 8pm, as water levels peaked on the River South Esk.

A similar effort is underway in the River Street area of Brechin where water levels further downstream on the River South Esk are expected to peak around 11pm tonight.

Any affected householders who want help or advice are asked to contact Angus Council on 08452 777 778 or Police Scotland on 101.

Anyone who knows of any vulnerable householders in the affected areas should contact the helpline numbers for assistance.