Flood warning for the Haddington area

Published 22 November 2016

Police Scotland, along with our partners in East Lothian Council and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), are advising the public to be aware of a risk of flooding in the Haddington area.

There is a potential for flooding in a number of streets in the River Tyne area, between Victoria Terrace and Nungate Gardens.

Water is likely to back up in small drains and cause localised flooding behind the wall in the Nungate Bridge area of Haddington.  Surface water is also expected to be an issue and there will also be standing water.

Police and partners are advising the public to remain vigilant and to keep in mind that it is the occupant’s responsibility to protect their property, along with themselves.

The Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23216.  If you are affected, you can contact Floodline directly via www.floodlinescotland.org.uk or 0345 9881188 for further advice. 

This flood warning is now in force until further notice.  More information about how to sign up to flood warnings can be found at https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup/

The public are advised to try to avoid flood water, either when on foot or driving, and do not allow children to play in it.

Ensure that any vulnerable family and neighbours area accounted for and are not impacted.

When cleaning up after a flood, wear rubber gloves, boots and eye protection, and wash hands afterwards.

Chief Inspector Matthew Paden, Local Area Commander for East Lothian, said, “This flood warning is a precautionary measure and we are advising to take appropriate action to mitigate any flooding.

“For the most up to date information, get in touch with Floodline immediately and avoid contact with flood water.”

Areas at risk include: St Martins Gate; St Martins Close; St Martins Court; Dunollie Gardens, Tyne Court; The Sands, Church Street, Poldrate; Bridge Street; Goodalls Place; Gowl Close; Ford Road; Giffordgate and Waterside.

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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