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Roseanna Visits Flood-hit Comrie

Following last night’s flooding incident in the Dalginross area of Comrie when several people had to be evacuated from their homes, the Scottish National Party’s Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire, has visited the area and spoken with some of the residents who were affected.

Speaking after her visit this morning, Ms Cunningham said:

“I am pleased that I was able to come here this morning to see for myself the extent of the flooding and to speak to some of those who have been affected.

“Anyone who has seen the pictures or film footage that are available will appreciate how worrying it must have been for local residents.

“The emergency services and Council employees have worked extremely hard to ensure that everyone who was threatened by the floodwaters was taken to safety and to do what could be done to protect homes and pump out the floodwaters.

“The local community has really pulled together in response with those displaced from their homes being well looked after.

 

“I spoke to a number of people who have already had several offers of accommodation and other assistance from neighbours keen to help out.

 

“The fortitude being displayed by those whose homes have been flooded is amazing.  I really feel for them and I hope that it will not take too long for them to get their homes back to a condition where they can move back in.

“While I was in Comrie, I spoke with folk from the Scottish Flood Forum – an independent organisation who work in partnership with local authorities and provide recovery support to communities following a flood.

“One of the things they do is establish community recovery centres providing skilled advice and on-going support and we discussed possible venues for such a centre.

“I will continue to monitor the situation closely and I know a great many people will now have a lot of hard questions because this is an area which has had flood problems in the past.  There is an urgent need for an immediate investigation to establish the cause or causes of this flooding so that we can establish what can be done to prevent any repeat.”

 

 

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