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Roads and communities across Perth and Kinross recovering from torrential rainfall and floodwater

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Roads and communities across Perth and Kinross were hit with torrential rainfall and floodwater once again last week. The Met Office issued a yellow and amber weather warning advising local people to be prepared for disruptive deluges on Thursday and much of Friday.The national weather service said close to a month’s worth of rainfall had hit some areas in the 48-hour period.

SEPA also issued a number of flood warnings for various areas in Perth and Kinross including Kinnaird/Bridge of Dun, River Isla at Aberbothrie and Coupar Angus Bridge of Ruthven to Leitfie, and Pitlochry to Ballinluig.

It comes two months after parts of Perth were submerged by rising water after the Craigie Burn burst its banks due to relentless heavy rainfall.The ongoing misery has prompted calls for urgent action to tack the issues with some residents flooded three times in the last two years.In the most recent flooding, standing water is pictured on rural roads and streets in Abernethy and Scone where the authorities urged extra care for drivers and residents.Roads including the A93 Perth to Blairgowrie and the A913, between Newburgh and Abernethy, had to be closed.The B954 Alyth to Meigle Road and the C423 Aberbothrie Road were both closed for a period due to flooding, while motorists were urged to approach the A923 Blairgowrie to Coupar Angus road and the A984 Bendochy to Dunkeld, between the A923 and A93, with care or find alternative routes due to prominent flooding spots.Susan Swan, a resident of Abernethy for over 40 years, said new houses at Sandilands Grove were flooded, where many had only been occupied for the last few months.The Crees Inn was also said to have been affected as parts of Main Street became a shallow waterway after The

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