Storm Frank batters Deeside

The area highlighted in red indicates the target area that SEPA will issue a flood warning for.
The area highlighted in red indicates the target area that SEPA will issue a flood warning for.

Aboyne, Ballater & Braemar are feeling the worst effects of ‘Storm Frank’ as towns all over Aberdeenshire are beginning to take precautions.

Police have confirmed that the A93 near the Inver Lodge Hotel is closed due to the flooding with various different areas near the Dee being effected.

The area highlighted in red indicates the target area that SEPA will issue a flood warning for.

The area highlighted in red indicates the target area that SEPA will issue a flood warning for.

Trees are down on several roads but as yet this has not caused a closure.

There have also been reports of people self-evacuating from Braemar Caravan Park however Police have confirmed they have not been involved in any official evacuations yet.

SEPA have issued the following statement on their website: “Flood levels and flood extents will be higher than those experienced during Storm Desmond.

“The River Dee is expected to be very high during this period.

“Widespread flooding is expected around Ballater including the around the Golf Course, Caravan Park, Golf Road, Dee Street, A93 and Craigview Road.

“Levels continue to rise around Aboyne following the heavy and persistent rainfall that has fallen since Tuesday evening.

“There is a risk of flooding to low lying properties around river banks including Low Road, the Glebe House and Station Square.

“Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.”