Storm Alex Scotland: Dramatic footage shows raging river after heavy rainfall floods parts of the country

A video of a fast flowing river which burst its banks shows the dramatic impact Storm Alex has had on parts of Scotland.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 11:22 am

The footage is of the Falls of Feugh in Banchory, Aberdeenshire and was taken by local resident Michael Diamond on Sunday, October 4 after the north east experienced a serious bout of heavy rain.

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The video shows enormous waves crashing down the glen as the river bursts its banks and downs trees in its path.

Falls of Feugh Banchory on Sunday 4 October. Footage taken by Michael Diamond.

Many areas of Scotland were impacted by the heavy rainfall Storm Alex brought to the east of the country over the weekend.

Emergency services had to assist residents in Kirkliston after cars were blocked in by flooded streets.

Golf players taking part in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open on Sunday at the Renaissance Club had a miserable experience competing while trying to battle the downpours.

Yellow and amber weather warnings for rain and flood alerts were issued for most parts of the UK over the weekend.

Storm Alex, the name given to the bout of extreme weather, has devastated parts of France and Italy, claiming at least two lives and left at least nine people missing, it has been reported.

A number of villages north of Nice in France suffered serious damage from floods and landslides, with roads, bridges and homes destroyed.

Meteorological agency Météo-France said 450mm (17.7in) of rain fell in some areas over 24 hours - the equivalent of nearly four months at this time of year, reports Reuters news agency.

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