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Amber warning issued for heavy rain in east of Scotland

Amber warning issued for heavy rain in east of Scotland

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for heavy rain which could cause flooding and transport disruption in southern and eastern Scotland.The alert covers Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders from midnight until 15:00 on Thursday.It comes after a fallen tree halted train services on the west coast line between Scotland and England.Parts of Wales were also affected by flooding on Wednesday, with disruption on the roads and railways.A number of people were evacuated from their homes because of the risk of flooding, and a van driver was rescued after getting stuck in his vehicle.
Parts of Wales were affected by flooding on Wednesday
Virgin Trains advised customers not to travel between Scotland and England on Wednesday because of the fallen tree in Cumbria."We are doing our best to help people complete their journeys but would advise anyone who has not set off on their journey to either wait until the disruption has cleared, travel tomorrow or get a refund," said the company.The Met Office is warning that flooding could cause damage to buildings and pose a danger to life in parts of south and east Scotland on Thursday.The amber alert also says there could be power cuts, delays or cancellations to public transport, and difficult driving conditions on the roads.
Flood alerts
A yellow alert also stretches further south, warning of potential flooding and disruption in north east England.Large parts of England are also covered by a yellow weather warning on Wednesday, the day after heavy rain caused major disruption for road and rail in some areas.It has been predicted that 30-50mm of rain could fall on Thursday, with 80-100mm likely over higher ground.The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has also issued flood alerts for Edinburgh and Lothians and the Scottish Borders.
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