SEPA launches new interactive flood reporting tool

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has this week launched a new interactive flood reporting tool in order to help communities across Scotland be flood-prepared.

Report–a-Flood’ enables members of the public to share information on current flooding issues in order to help reduce the disruption flooding can have on people’s lives and make communities more resilient

The public can report incidents of flooding, whether from sea, rivers or in towns using the tool and SEPA will publish these reports online to increase awareness of local flood impacts and help keep communities moving David Pirie, SEPA Executive Director, said:“Report-a-Flood aims to empower communities to be flood-prepared by providing a forum for members of the public to share information on local flood impacts as they happen.

“It’s important to remember that you are the first line of defence against flooding and you can take action now to reduce the impact which flooding can have on your life.

“It is your responsibility to manage your own flood risk and protect yourself, your family, property and business.

“It’s important that people use Report-a-Flood for information sharing, but know it’s not a way to get assistance from emergency services or other responders, and is not monitored for response action.

“If you are concerned about your safety or the safety of others please contact the emergency services.”