Residents and businesses in Stonehaven encouraged to put flood precautions in place

Aberdeenshire Council is encouraging residents and businesses in the Stonehaven area to put flood measures in place as a precaution against the severe weather expected this afternoon and over night.

Saturday, 3rd October 2020, 2:23 pm

An Amber weather warning from the Met Office covering most parts of Aberdeenshire has now been extended until 6am on Sunday morning (October 4).

It is expected that the Stonehaven area will experience high impacts of rising water levels. The Flood Barriers have been erected at the River Carron to mitigate against this.

Extra sandbags are being prepared and these are available for residents and business owners to collect from Kirkton Roads Depot in the town.

It is hoped this concerted effort will help to protect properties in the area. Council officers continue to monitor the situation across Aberdeenshire and will provide updates to all communities as necessary.

Across Aberdeenshire, it is noted heavy and persistent rainfall could cause other localised flooding and disruption to travel. There is a strong possibility that some communities may be cut off by flooded roads and with high winds as well as heavy rain expected in some areas, driving conditions are already hazardous and worsening. Please take extra care.

When flooding is forecast, residents and businesses should take steps to protect their own property from flooding.

You should stay informed about flood alerts and warnings from SEPA here and prepare by following the advice here