Local Politicians Welcome Aberfoyle Flood Warning System
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford and Councillor Evelyn Tweed have welcomed a new flood warning system from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), tailored to the needs of Aberfoyle residents.
The free text alert system can be signed up to through the Floodline Scotland website, and will alert subscribers to emerging flood risks.
Lochard Road and Main Street, along with surrounding properties, will be covered under the new alert scheme. Flood alerts will be issued via SMS Text or an automated call to those who sign up.
Bruce Crawford MSP said:
‘Residents and businesses in Aberfoyle are no strangers to flooding and its devastating effects. Stirling Council, SEPA, the emergency services and community groups have all played a valuable role in keeping Aberfoyle safe, and working on flood management and prevention measures.
‘I welcome today’s announcement of a more localised flood alert system for Aberfoyle, and urge residents and visitors to sign up for free, to ensure they have as much notice as possible for any potential incidents.’
Trossachs and Teith Councillor Evelyn Tweed said:
‘Flooding can be devastating to households and businesses, so I’m extremely pleased to see the launch of this localised flood alert system for Aberfoyle.
‘Stirling Council, alongside a whole host of other public sector agency partners, have worked with community groups on flood management and prevention schemes – and I’m pleased to see that collective action progressing with new systems such as these. I encourage businesses and households in Aberfoyle to make full use of the system, and sign up for free text or call alerts.’
Members of the public can sign up to the new scheme here: https://floodlinescotland.org.uk/flood-warnings/aberfoyle-flood-warning-scheme/