Flood Alert in place for stirling area

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The Met Office has issued a weather warning for thunderstorms in Stirling this evening.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has also issued a flood alert for the Stirling Council area.

According to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency , a flood alert is “is an early indication of potential flooding from rivers, the sea and surface water. It is issued for larger geographical areas – usually the boundaries of local authorities.”

Last year, less than 24 hours before graduation ,Stirling experienced flooding which impacted on university buildings and accommodation.

In a tweet Stirling Council said they have “placed sandbags outside the Callander and Springkerse road depots for emergency use”.

For advice and information on how to prepare for flooding click here and for details on local river gauges click here .

Feature image credit: Stirling Council

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