Stonehaven and Marykirk no longer have flood warnings in force.
The flood warning reads: “The FLOOD WARNING for Stonehaven is no longer in force.
Levels on the Carron Water are expected to fall slowly throughout Friday. Surface water may still be evident in the area and on local roads as the river recedes. Further showers are predicted throughout Friday afternoon and over the weekend keeping river levels high.
“Aberdeenshire Council will be leaving flood barriers in situ over the weekend. Access will be available to Low Wood Road and Cameron Street.”
The river Carron did not flood through the night with flood wardens stood down early Friday morning.
Stonehaven Flood action group posted an update at 2am on Friday morning: “High tide has been and gone without event and I can tell you that the flood wardens and coastguard have been stood down. SEPA expect the second peak at 02.30 to be lower than the one at 17.30, and that the risk of flooding from the river is significantly lower than before. Drains are still saturated and some water run-off from Braehead is causing a lot of water to be present on Dunnottar Avenue.”
In Marykirk, SEPA have said that the flood warning is no longer in force: “Levels on the North Esk have now peaked and will continue to fall through the night. Standing water from saturated ground may remain high. Drier conditions are forecast for Friday so ground conditions should improve throughout the day.”
NHS Grampian released the following advice for those with private water supplies across Aberdeenshire: “If your water is a private supply such as a well or spring, then check that it has not been affected by floodwater. If a private well or spring has been covered by floodwater, proceed with caution and contact Aberdeenshire Council for advice. While waiting for an answer or if you are in doubt, assume the water is unsafe to drink and source bottled water.
“Boiling water kills pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites but does not remove harmful chemicals, which is why using bottled water is recommended.”