Stirling Weather Warning: Heavy Rain and Potential Floods

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The Met Office and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency issue weather warning for today

Stirling Council have warned local residents of potentially hazardous weather for today, Tuesday the 4th.

The Met Office have issued a yellow rain alert, with the Scottish EPA cautioning residents to expect flooding and disruption to transport services. Some homes and businesses may also be affected.

Resident’s travelling to and from the city are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel.

Sandbags will be available for collection at Springkerse and Callander depots, and anyone affected by the floods can call Floodline on 0345 9881188 for advice and information.

The Met office’s warning. Credit: Open Mp Titles

Traditionally, sandbags have been used to block doorways, drains and other openings into properties, as to weigh-down manhole covers, garden furniture and to block sink, toilet and bath drains to prevent water backing up.

They can keep water out for short periods which can be improved by using them in conjunction with plastic sheeting, and can filter out some muddy sediments found in flood waters.

The weather warning is not expected to continue into the next week, with forecasts of highs of 23 degrees on Thursday.

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