Council issues clothing appeal for residents evacuated to rest centre

Angus Council has issued an urgent appeal for clothing to support Brechin residents evacuated to the temporary rest centre set up at the town’s community campus.
Residents in the River Street area had to evacuate as the River South Esk reached unprecedented levels in the early hours of this morning (Angus Council)Residents in the River Street area had to evacuate as the River South Esk reached unprecedented levels in the early hours of this morning (Angus Council)
Residents in the River Street area had to evacuate as the River South Esk reached unprecedented levels in the early hours of this morning (Angus Council)

A spokesperson said: “We have in excess of 40 people (adults) and many are arriving with only the soaked through clothes they are in.

“If you live in the local area only and you are able to get to the rest centre without putting yourself at risk, we are looking for donations of all types of warm clothing for adults. Our staff are on hand in the rest centres to take your donations in.”

The council has also issued the following update on road closures:-

C38 Mains Gallery (along its entirety C37 to the A937)

A937 (from C38 junction to Marykirk Village)

A92 Lower Northwater Bridge (on bridge only) north of Montrose

C6 off of B954 at Eastfield House

River Street, Brechin (entirety)

A935 (St Annes - towards A90 at dip)

B966 (at various intervals – access still available to Edzell)

East Mill Road, Brechin (entirety)

B9128, between Craichie & Hillend

C12, between Fowlis Village Hall and junction with the A923 Coupar Angus to Dundee

Craig O’Loch Road, Forfar (at Fiskens)

A933 (Glasterlaw Between Froickheim & A934)

A933 (Brechin Bridge)

B9127 (from B978 to Whigstreet)

The Den at Letham

A90 Emmock Road Tealing - Traffic Scotland state that the A90 is currently closed to northbound traffic at Struan roundabout (updates here https://www.traffic.gov.scot)

Due to the severe weather conditions, it is possible that roads will be closed quickly with little warning. Please do not ignore Road Closed signs. Signs will be removed when a road can be safely re-opened.

People must also understand that many roads will be flooded and not marked as closed. Do NOT attempt to drive through flooded roads. We are also expecting more fallen trees to create further hazards.

Current Police Scotland advice is not to travel unless essential. The fewer vehicles on the road, the safer everyone will be and the better access for emergency services.

If you believe that you are at risk of flooding and wish to be evacuated, please call our ACCESSLine number 03452 777 778 for rescue. Lines are open until 22:00. If danger is imminent, please call 999.

Further information can be found at the council’s Severe Weather Watch page (https://www.angus.gov.uk/.../severe_weather_weather_watch) for more information relating to #StormBabet.

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