A girl has been reportedly swept into the River Don in Aberdeenshire, as heavy rain is ready to carry extra disruption to Scotland in addition to the northeast of England as we speak.
Police Scotland mentioned the power was known as to the river close to to Monymusk in Aberdeenshire at round 3.05pm on Friday following studies of an individual within the water.
Whereas the search was stood down in a single day, police inquiries are ongoing.
The individual, who’s believed to be a girl, might have been attempting to rescue a canine, in keeping with studies.
It comes as a lot of Scotland and northeast England have been battered by heavy rain up to now few days.
Within the northeast of Scotland, the council has urged residents to guard their properties from flooding, with some areas together with Stonehaven and Inverurie experiencing energy cuts.
Relaxation centres have been opened in some components of Aberdeenshire after flood warnings escalated to extreme.
Important will increase in river ranges throughout the east of Scotland because of persistent rain are anticipated to proceed as we speak.
‘A month’s value of rain in some components’
Vincent Fitzsimons, flood obligation supervisor for the Scottish Atmosphere Safety Company (Sepa), mentioned: “Now we have seen virtually a month’s value of rain in some components already this week and we expect across the identical once more over the course of Friday and Saturday in components of northeast Scotland.”
He added that the worst impacts will happen between early Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning, with riverside communities in components of Aberdeenshire and Angus going through the best dangers.
Sepa has issued seven extreme flood warnings and 30 flood warnings in Scotland.
Individuals residing and dealing within the affected areas have been suggested to plan and put together solely important journeys.
Journey disruptions are anticipated on a lot of the rail community in Scotland and northeast England, because of flooding and energy cuts.
Journey disruptions and recommendation:
- Nationwide Rail says that velocity restrictions can be in place on quite a few routes in Scotland which means trains could also be cancelled, delayed, revised or suspended – inflicting disruption till not less than lunchtime on Saturday
- Main rail disruption is anticipated between Newcastle and Edinburgh till the tip of Saturday due to flooding which had blocked the road on Friday
- ScotRail has urged passengers to test journeys forward of journey utilizing their app or social media with some passengers being instructed to not journey
- Police Scotland has warned drivers to plan forward, be conscious of elevated stopping distances and be ready with heat clothes and enough gasoline ought to they be delayed
There has additionally been localised flooding in some components of Edinburgh, with footage displaying the Crewe Toll roundabout within the west of town submerged below water.
On Friday, a whole lot of individuals had been left stranded at Newcastle Station because of the cancelled providers north to Scotland, with enormous queues for alternative buses and passengers instructed they may have to attend as much as 5 hours to board.
Queues for the bus providers stretched a whole lot of metres down the road outdoors town centre station and spiralled across the concourse inside.
One lady heading for Edinburgh mentioned: “This simply cannot be occurring. I’ve bought a well being situation and I can not wait outdoors like this.”
James Brownhill, from London, mentioned: “It is simply chaos. However there’s nothing you are able to do. If it is flooded, it is flooded.
“I feel I am simply going to have to remain in Newcastle tonight.”