The recent inclement weather has seen much of Scotland submerged in flood water with some of the worst hit areas being the north east and Dumfriesshire. In Clydesdale, localised flooding and significant surface water has meant driving conditions have been dangerous, road damage and temporary road closures.
Clydesdale MSP Aileen Campbell has congratulated the efforts of the council and emergency services for their work in helping to keep people safe and has been in contact with those impacted by some of the flooding.
Commenting, Aileen said:
“Thankfully Clydesdale has escaped the worst of the flooding that has been witnessed around Scotland, but there have still been significant localised incidents. My constituents have praised the work of the council and I too lend my thanks to them and the emergency services for keeping people safe.
“I have been liaising with Scottish Water regarding concerns constituents have had regarding reservoir management and will continue to work with them as we prepare for more inclement weather and the thawing of snow on already saturated ground.
“Nicola Sturgeon has announced a £12m package of measures that builds on the £4m already announced by the Depute First Minister. And while much of this recent package is targeted at those local authorities most impacted by the floods, anyone from any part of Scotland that has been affected can apply for a grant which will be assessed. In addition, An Agricultural Floodbank Restoration Grant Scheme of up to £1 million will also be made available to the farming community. If anyone needs any help, then please get in touch as I work to ensure people in Clydesdale get the help they need from the Government’s welcome support.”