FLOOD alerts are in place in the Wee County as Scotland’s sunny spell comes to an end.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has put in place flood alerts for much of the country, including the central belt for Wednesday and Thursday.

Yellow warnings have also been put out by the Met Office for rain across both days in the area.

According to the flood alert, a period of heavy and persistent rain is expected from Wednesday evening until Thursday evening and this could cause flooding from surface water and rivers.

Urban areas and the transport network are particularly at risk.

A number of community resilience groups have been established across Wee County towns over the past years with volunteers ready to assist during incidents such as flooding.

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These include Menstrie Community Resilience Group (MCRG); Tillicoultry, Devonside and Coalsnaughton Flood Group (Tideco), Alva Community Resilience Team (ACRT) as well as Dollar Lodge Flood Group and Muckhart Flood Group.

People are being advised to remain vigilant.

Advice and information is available through Floodline on 0345 988 1188.