First Minister to visit areas affected by flooding

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will visit Aberdeenshire tomorrow to outline the Scottish Governments support for areas affected by flooding.

Ms Sturgeon today chaired a further meeting of the Scottish Government’s resilience committee to hear how local communities affected by the severe flooding overnight in the North East are being supported.

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Picture by Richard Wood - TVP Film & Multimedia Ltd

Ms Sturgeon said: “The unprecedented weather we have seen across Eastern Scotland has had a devastating impact on many people in our communities – with families forced to leave their homes and businesses fighting to protect their premises.

“Again I am impressed by the efforts of the emergency responders who are working round the clock to protect our communities.”

She continued: “The Scottish Government is committed to supporting this effort and I plan to outline further assistance tomorrow when I meet those affected.”

The record levels of rainfall in Aberdeenshire have led to record flows in some rivers leading to mass flooding in many parts of the Shire.

The government’s committee met this afternoon to discuss the impact of the extreme flooding and local work to deal with consequences and help residents who have had to leave their home.