Public meeting called in Dallas to discuss flooding issues

Members of the Moray Council flood risk management team is to attend a public consultation event in Dallas on Monday.

The move follows serious flooding in the town last week when the aftermath of Hurricane Bertha hit the entire Moray region hard, posing the first real test for flood alleviation works.

Areas not covered by flood alleviation schemes suffered badly but in particular homes and businesses in Dallas, where the River Lossie spilled over into the village. Moray Council staff could offer little help on the day of the flooding as the village had been completely cut off, but they were on hand the day after offering help and advice to the community.

Now villagers are being asked to take along any photographs or video footage of the flooding to a meeting in the village on Monday, August 25.

[box] Villagers are being asked to take along any photographs or video footage.[/box] As well as the Moray Council representatives the meeting, to be held in the Houldsworth Institute from 4pm to 7pm, will be attended by representatives from the Scottish Flood Forum and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

A spokesman for local authority said: “They will be able to deal with queries on issues such as personal flood protection, insurance and raising flood risk awareness.”

In the aftermath of the floods residents in the village expressed their particular concerns over insurance coverage.

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