A FLOOD warning is in place for parts of the Borders.

The region was put on flood alert as part of Storm Babet, however, a flood warning has now been added for Greenlaw to Allonton.

SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) issued the warning as the River Blackadder rose as a result of increased rainfall overnight.

The rain, which has continued throughout the day due to the amber weather warning in place for the area until 6am tomorrow (Saturday), could continue until 4pm tomorrow afternoon.

A SEPA spokesperson said: "There is a risk of flooding to low lying agricultural land from Greenlaw to Allanton from the River Blackadder."

The nearest SBC (Scottish Borders Council) sandbag store is at the Fire Station on Newton Street in Duns.

Yesterday (Thursday, October 19) an SBC spokesperson said: "Due to the persistent and at times heavy rain and already saturated ground, river and surface water flooding is likely, particularly within the amber warning area.

"Residents are urged to put in place property-level flood defences where they have these available.

"The main risk of river flooding is currently expected to be associated with the Whiteadder, Blackadder, Leader and Eye Water.

"The Bowmont Water and potentially the Gala Water and Eddleston Water may also be impacted.

"All Scottish Borders Council’s sandbag stores are fully stocked to assist residents in affected areas.

"A multi-agency control centre will operate throughout the amber warning period to manage any Council and partner responses as required."

The SEPA spokesperson added: "Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.  

"Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.

"This flood warning is now in force until further notice."

Free flood warning message can be received by signing up to the Floodline service by calling the above number, or by visiting: sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup.

The Floodline quick dial number for the Greenlaw to Allonton area is 23428.