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Thursday, 28 January 2016
SCOTLAND FLOOD: MORE THAN 800 EVACUATED AS MORE RAINS HIT
MORE than 800 people were evacuated in the south of Scotland yesterday as stormy weather heightened the risk of flooding in the region.
It was yet another blow to parts of the country which have been battered by gales and heavy rain over the past weeks.
And last night forecasters warned things could get even worse.
The Met Office predicted ice could cause problems overnight and into this morning while predicting the adverse conditions were expected to continue into the weekend.
A yellow “be aware” warning – covering the entire country tomorrow – has been issued for snow, ice, wind and rain.
Six hundred people were ordered to leave their homes in low-lying parts of Hawick, Roxburghshire, around lunchtime yesterday, while 200 children were sent home from the town’s Trinity Primary.
A further 50 properties were evacuated in nearby Jedburgh amid fears that flooding could equal that seen during Storm Desmond at the beginning of December.
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