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Flooding victims invited to public meeting in Dingwall

Highland Council
Highland Council

Dingwall residents, affected by devastating flash floods, have been invited to a community meeting to hear what plans are being drawn up to protect the town.

The drop-in session at Dingwall Council offices tomorrow is designed to provide vital information to households about the action being taken by the Highland Council and various organisations to prevent future devastation in the Highland town.

The meeting comes just weeks after households in Burn Place and Gladstone Avenue were subject to torrential flash floods when a month’s worth of rain fell in a few hours.

A number of properties were left completely waterlogged, with one devastated couple even losing their brand new car.

Individuals were invited to the meeting via a letter sent to households by Highland Council chief executive Donna Manson.

In the letter, she expressed her sympathy for those impacted in last month’s torrents before explaining that a new flood study was underway in collaboration with Scotland’s Environmental Protection Agency.

During the two-hour meeting, which takes place from 5pm to 7pm, various members of the council’s flood team will be on hand to speak to concerned residents alongside community service staff, Sepa, the Scottish Flood Forum and the fire service.

Residents will be provided with information on how best to protect their properties. The flood team will present their findings on what action has been taken previously to combat the issue of flooding, alongside future plans for a study specific to the area.

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