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Weather / Storm Ciara brings risk of coastal flooding

High tide at the small boat harbour, in Lerwick, on Sunday morning. All Photos: John Waters

While the rest of the UK is being battered by hurricane force winds, Storm Ciara made its present felt in Shetland in the form of an exceptionally high tide on Sunday morning, and debris on some coastal roads.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has a flood alert in place for Shetland saying that a combination of high tides along with a large surge, wind and waves could lead to coastal flooding on Sunday and on Monday.

The greatest risk will be at high tide tonight (11pm), and again on Monday at 11.30am.

Sea Road near Edward Thomason House.

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