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.
- 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.