RESILIENCE teams across the Wee County were deployed at the weekend as a month’s worth of rain hit Clackmannanshire over the course of two days.

The Met Office included Clacks in an amber alert area on Saturday and Sunday as heavy rain hit central Scotland.

Members of the Menstrie Community Resilience Group were called into action to support residents in a bid to prevent water from entering homes.

Marion Munro, coordinator for the team, told the Advertiser: “We were monitoring the care home and the housing at Charrier Way where disabled people live so when the burn reached the high level, we started preparing to take action.

“We contacted the care home to make sure they could use their own barrier system and to ensure they were well informed.

“We put sandbags and water snakes down in the communal areas and then we kept monitoring it every 15 minutes.

“Thankfully, it didn’t get high enough for it to actually breach and we were able to monitor the community that there could be a flooding event.”

Meanwhile, the Alva Community Resilience Team faced extremely high levels of water over the weekend.

Alva team leader Bryan Denny said: “Thankfully, no properties were flooded during this event but some came closer than we would have liked.

“A manhole in Cochrane Park had its lid forced open due to the pressure of water causing the car park to flood and threaten the cottage in the park.

“Sandbags were put out to divert the water from the manhole into the burn and further sandbags used to divert the water away from the cottage.

“As a precaution, we had our flood barriers out ready but ultimately did not deploy them as the rain eased slightly and the burn level dropped.

“The alarms were triggered again on Sunday morning but again we had people in place to deal with any issue that arose.”

SEPA issued several warnings over the weekend to make sure people were keeping safe if they had to travel.

They have also issued a reminder for the week ahead as flood water impacts remain high.

Janine Hensman, flood duty manager for SEPA, said: “Across the weekend, Scotland faced down a serious and significant weather event.

“While today sees an improving picture, we’re warning communities to keep mindful across Monday as flood water impacts remain.

“Hazards can be hidden, so please don’t walk or drive into flood water. It’s really important people understand the danger.

“Our advice remains for people to keep up to date with information from, sign up for free flood alerts and follow guidance from emergency services.”