If you live in an area prone to flooding, there is preventative actions and practical advice to help protect your property, belongings and your family in a flooding emergency.
We have recently completed 2 projects which are aimed to manage flooding and coastal erosion. The Dunfermline Flood Prevention scheme is a major engineering project that will reduce the risk of flooding at vulnerable locations in the south-west of Dunfermline and the Kirkcaldy Sea Wall to protect against coastal erosion.
If you are at immediate risk of flooding contact us on 03451 55 00 11 option 4 (Roads and Transportation)
There are plenty of ways to stay informed. Find the latest advice:
Social media facebook.com/fifecouncil and twitter.com/fifecouncil
Radio Kingdom FM (95.2 & 96.1), Forth One (97.3) and Tay FM (96.4 & 102.8)
Phone 03451 55 11 99 (closure updates)
or 03451 55 00 99 (to report out-of-hours emergencies)
Phone lines to the emergency services and Fife Council will be extremely busy during a flooding emergency. Only phone them if you really need to.
To report a non emergency flood on the road, you can do this online at www.fifedirect.org.uk/roadfaults
Up-to-the-minute information is also available from SEPA at www.sepa.org.uk/flooding or via their Floodline 0345 988 1188. There's also a new mobile website to make live flooding information more accessible to users on the go. The website is www.floodlinescotland.mobi/
Flood Risk Management
SEPA is working closely with the Scottish Government, local authorities and Scottish Water to implement a new approach to manage flood risk in Scotland. It will help to target resources in areas where they can have the greatest impact. Further information on flood risk management planning and how this will be practically implemented is available on SEPA's website: http://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/water/flooding/flood-risk-management/.