Crews in Easter Ross helped protect Tain homes from flooding

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Firefighters from Tain, Dornoch and Bonar Bridge were out helping as torrential rain caused serious flooding in Tain on Monday into Tuesday

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Firefighters in Easter Ross spent over six hours helping people in Tain whose homes were under threat or affected by flooding following torrential downpours on Monday (10 August 2015).

Crews from Tain and Dornoch were especially busy, attending six separate flooding related incidents in the Highland town on Monday night.

Their colleagues from Bonar Bridge were also in the area providing support to residents.

The first call for help came in at 7.13pm with reports of flooding in the Manse Street area of Tain. Crews removed drain covers and used pumps to help reduce water levels.

At 7.52pm Tain and Dornoch's appliances attended reports of flooding in Quarry Lane and then four minutes later in Viewhill Crescent. They used pumps and diverted water from the area.

Shortly afterward at 8.06pm both crews attended a property in Scotsburn Court, where flood water had started to enter a house. Firefighters used pumps and again diverted water from the property.

At 8.32pm the Tain and Dornoch crews were again called to pump water and divert it away from a house in Moss Road, Tain.

The Bonar Bridge appliance was then dispatched to Jubilee Drive at 8.36pm to pump water away from a property and help lay sandbags. Following that the Bonar crews went back to continue working in the Manse Steet area.

And at 9.53pm the Tain and Dornoch appliances responded to a flooding call at a property in St Vincent Road, Tain, where firefighters again helped divert water.

The crews remained in Tain carrying out work at the various locations until well after 1am on Tuesday (11 August 2015).