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Scottish flooding: Flood warnings remain in place after heavy rain

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Media captionComrie was one of the areas which was worst affected on Monday

A number of flood warnings are still in place after heavy rain and flooding caused disruption across Scotland.

The eight remaining alerts on Tuesday are all in the Tayside area.

Perth and Kinross Council said flood waters had subsided in the village of Comrie, where some residents were evacuated as about 100 homes faced a flood risk on Monday.

Sixteen people had to leave their homes in Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway as waters rose.

In Comrie, police officers, local authority staff and one fire appliance have remained on site, however, the council confirmed that all roads and houses had been cleared of water and bus services have resumed.

Perth and Kinross Council said they expected the Ruchill Water to rise in response to rainfall on Tuesday morning but were not expecting any further flooding as a result.

The village was badly flooded in August, when the river previously burst its banks.

Image caption A total of 16 people had to be rescued from flats in Newton Stewart as the River Cree overflowed

In southern Scotland, 16 people had to be rescued from flats in Newton Stewart as the River Cree overflowed.

Fourteen of the residents from Riverside View were taken in by relatives and the other two spent the night in a local hotel.

Flooding also affected homes in the Arthur Street and King Street area of the town, and a number of vehicles had to be recovered from flood waters at the Riverside car park.

Marc Becker, from Sepa, said: "Following yesterday's flooding which affected many central and southern parts of the country, we are expecting a further band of rain to move north eastwards this morning.

"We are not expecting this rain to be as heavy or persistent as yesterday's rainfall. It should move through fairly quickly, but given the existing high river levels and saturated ground conditions, further localised flooding may well be experienced."

Elsewhere, an estimated 100-150 tons of debris fell at the Rest and Be Thankful section of the A83 in Argyll where torrential rainfall blocked the drainage system, causing severe flooding on the road surface.

The landslip closed the road for the fifth time in five years, but later reopened.

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