To find out if there are flood warnings currently in place in your area, contact Floodline on 0845 988 1188, or alternatively visit the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) website. SEPA are responsible for issuing warnings if flooding is forecast, and for issuing an all clear once the risk of flooding has passed. Floodline operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and also provides help and advice on what do to in the event of a flood.
It is advisable that you carry out preventative measures if a flood warning is issued. Blocking doorways and airbricks could help keep water out of your property. If you don't have access to sandbags, have a look around your property and see what you can achieve with simple measures such as filling pillowcases with sand or soil to use as sandbags. Your supply of sandbags should be stored in a cool dry area to maximise their lifespan.
Council employees are on call 24 hours a day seven days a week, and can be contacted for assistance on 01563 576310 or 0345 724 0000 out of hours in flood emergencies.