Perth & Kinross Council along with other agencies on standby as Perth prepares for a potential flood

Perth & Kinross Council along with other agencies on standby as Perth prepares for a potential flood
Credit: David Scott

Perth is on high alert tonight as a possible flood may create havoc throughout its City. 

Perth Gazette understands Perth & Kinross Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the British Red Cross are on standby as a precaution as the River Tay may lose its battle against the extra rain that happened over Scotland this week.

PKC placed all flood defenses on lock down at 7pm as concerns increased over the height of the River Tay.

Queen’s Bridge was later closed as a precaution. Engineers from Tayside Contracts remain at the bridge to monitor the situation.

In 1933 the River Tay in Perth was at 4.928m and currently the level of water is sitting at (4.6385, 4.6294 4.612, 4.6005, 4.5855m. ) and is expected to rise.

A high tide is expected at 23.30 tonight, 5th of December 2015. Please follow us on Twitter @PerthGazette_ for instant updates or please keep refreshing this page.

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