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Highland communities urged to be vigilant as flood warnings are issued

The Kessock Bridge at Inverness with the Beauly Firth beyond.
The Kessock Bridge at Inverness with the Beauly Firth beyond.

Residents living along the coastline are being urged to remain vigilant as several flood warnings are issued across the north.

Residents in Kilmuir, Redcastle and Bunchrew along the Beauly Firth and being warned to expect flooding to low lying land, roads and properties as a result of high spring tides and hash weather conditions.

SEPA have issued the warning ahead of high tide this evening and tomorrow afternoon, wih the warning set to remain in place until further notice.

Flood warnings have also been issued for Rosemarkie and Avoch, Ardersier to Nairn and the Cromarty Firth.

High tide is due to take place from 11pm this evening until 2am, with another due around lunchtime tomorrow.

A spokesman from Sepa said: “Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.”

Officials are continuing to monitor the situation as Storm Ciara continues to batter the north.

Met Office forecasters have also issued yellow weather warnings for across the north for wind and snow.

 

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