Flooding can have a devastating effect on people, property, business and land.
Communities are now able to prepare and take early action to protect themselves from flooding up to three days in advance by visiting Scottish Environment Protection Agengy (SEPA) Flood Forecast
Under the Flood Risk Management Act 2009 we have a duty to:
Access the condition of watercourses for any risk of flooding to non-agriculture land.
Cleanse, repair and otherwise maintain any watercourse which may pose a risk of flooding.
Establish a local flood plan.
Please note: Although your Council is required to keep watercourses clear of obstructions such as fallen trees, it is does not have a duty to increase the capacity of a watercourse. Any responsibility in respect to increasing the capacity of watercourse lies with its owner.
Ayrshire Roads Alliance (Emergency 24 hours)
We will assist as much as is practicable during flood events.
This can include the provision of sandbags to properties in imminent danger of being flooded. Supply of sandbags will be prioritised as sandbag stocks are limited.
During office hours
01563 503 160
East Ayrshire out of hours
0345 724 0000
South Ayrshire out of hours
0300 123 0900
Look out for the Flood Watch logo that will be easily visible on our social media accounts whenever we need to warn you that flooding may be on its way. It will let you know if there is a yellow, amber or red weather warning, so that you can take action.
Further help and advice
Inspections and Actions
Phone: 01563 503 160
Address: Ayrshire Roads Alliance, Opera House, 8 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1DD