Local authority workers were standing by with sandbags in Grangemouth at the weekend.
However, the level of flooding was not as bad as expected and tidal waters, which reached a peak at 5 p.m. on Saturday, failed to burst the banks of the Grange Burn as emergency services personnel looked on, ready for the worst.
A Falkirk Council spokesman said: “Although levels along the coast and the watercourses in the Grangemouth area were high, the waters receded without any significant flooding.
“Representatives from public agencies monitored the rising waters and were ready to instruct standby teams to take action if required.”
This is the town’s second major flood alert in the space of a month.
The high water levels also failed to breach the banks of the Grange Burn at the start of December last year.