Aberdeenshire Council flood relief

Local people who have been affected by the recent flooding may be able to claim £1,500 from the Scottish Government flood relief fund.

Aberdeenshire Council is responsible for distributing the funds which total £2m, to affected residents and have set up a dedicated contact email address for people to use to send details to the council

floodrelief@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

The council is asking people to email details including their full name and/or business name, postal address and daytime contact number and residents/businesses will then be contacted once the fund is up and running.

Aberdeenshire Council Co-Leader Councillor Martin Kitts Hayes said

The council, communities, partner organisations and businesses across Aberdeenshire are to be commended for supporting people throughout the flooding and helping people recover.

The extreme weather conditions and rise in river levels faced were some of the highest on record and posed significant issues for infrastructure and safety across the area and as we all recover we can look at what can be done to support people further.

The funding from Scottish Government will go some way towards helping people and will be met with thanks by many.

As the most recent flood waters recede, the wet weather is being replaced with colder weather, the freezing and thawing cycle on saturated ground is likely to lead to further damage to roads and footpaths.

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians can report defects online to Aberdeenshire Council at https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/apps/roadfaults by phone on 03456 081205, or by text to 07624 802 722.

You can also us Fix My Street to report issues to the council, either via their website or their mobile apps.

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