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Storm Frank Update 30 December, 2015

December 30, 20151 by 2

As Storm Frank moved in across the area, a multi-agency meeting was held to discuss the actions required. An Amber Rain alert remains in force until 3pm, however the heaviest rains have now passed in our area.


  • Gruggies burn has dropped below the flooding threshold and continues to reduce in size/volume.
  • The flood alleviation scheme at Garshake has prevented significant flooding in the Round Riding Road area.
  • There are local flooding issues in Linnvale, Whitecrook and some road closures remain in place on the A811 and A814.
  • High tide is around 3pm this afternoon; SEPA have issued flood warnings for Dumbarton East, Central and Common.

Actions Undertaken:

  • The multi-agency response has assisted the community in preventing property flooding in Dumbarton East.
  • The precautionary Rest Centre has been stood down.
  • Following dialogue with SEPA we have provided a form of words for the Dumbarton East Flood Warning. This recommends that flood defences remain in place in case Gruggies Burn responds to the high tide.
  • Direct messaging with community council contacts has reinforced this.
  • Multi-Agency oversight of the situation in Dumbarton East will continue until high tide. Warning signs in Dumbarton Central and East will alert residents to this afternoons high tide.
  • Following High-Tide this will become a recovery operation led by Neighbourhgood Services to effect clean up of the area.
  • Neighbourhood services will turn their attention to lower priority flooding issues in the area and reopen affected roads when safe to do so.
  • 12 private properties in Levenhowe Gardens and Levenhowe Road in Jamestown have been affected by flooding, however, the residents have not required to be evacuated.

The multi-agency resilience group will continue to update each other on a regular basis as we continue to monitor the ongoing situation. Given the likely response of Loch Lomond and the River Leven to the rainfall, a daily monitoring regime will be put in place for the Bonhill Bridge area.

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