Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray has thanked the Major Emergency Team, which consists of officers from Dumfries and Galloway Council, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for their prompt action in providing assistance to areas threatened with flooding over the weekend.
Elaine has visited the parts of her constituency which have been affected by the flooding, including a visit to Langholm where a number of local people had been evacuated from their homes.
Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray said:
“Fortunately for us, Dumfriesshire was much less badly affected by Storm Desmond than Carlisle and Cumbria or the Scottish Borders. The flooding in the Whitesands was not as severe as it was in 2009, 2011 and 2013, and was fairly quickly cleared up by the business owners. Although people in some vulnerable areas of Langholm were evacuated, none of the homes were actually flooded. Local people told me that the “flood pod” had arrived promptly and they were reassured by the presence of officers from the major emergency team. Thanks should also go to Dumfries and Galloway Police Division who created a very helpful website which carried up to date information on the various incidents across the region.”