19 November 2022

Aberdeenshire weather alert: November 19, 2022 - 10am

SEPA have a number of severe flood warnings in place for river communities in Aberdeenshire - SEVERE.

Please read those alerts if you live in the area and take steps to protect your properties - please note, the warning for the Ballater community is no longer in force.   

The SEPA experts say the situation is already improving with water levels falling and the weather improving. They are reviewing flood warning messages this morning and will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day.

Important messages:

  • Don’t ignore road closed signs
  • Drive slowly through any standing water, or best to avoid it if you can 

There is a rest centre in Ballater (V+A Halls) which will remain open until parts of the community are reconnected to power. 

There will be a food van provided to the Ballater by SSEN to support communities who are without power. A number of households in the community remain without power. 

The centres in Inverurie, Kemnay and Aboyne have now been stood down.

In some communities, there may be facilities being opened by local groups. Here are their details   

If you know of vulnerable people in your area, please continue to pay them a visit.

If you are travelling, please drive carefully and to conditions, we’ve had reports of people ploughing through flooded roads and pushing water towards properties and into homes which is causing real concern.

Our Roads teams have been out clearing drains and that work is continuing. They have also been restocking sandbags as quickly as they can. Many thanks to colleagues from Moray Council who provided some sandbags in areas of highest demand. Locations can be found on our dedicated web page at

Please stay informed - follow SEPA and our own channels for the latest updates, listen to the weather forecasts and news reports – stay safe. 

Service weekend round-up

Live Life Aberdeenshire has confirmed that Aboyne & Deeside Community Education Centre will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday. 

Normal reservices are being resumed at Inverurie Community Campus and the pre-booked swimming gala is going ahead.

The Ready2Go Around Inverurie bus service will operate as normal today (Sat) but may be subject to delay and individual cancellations as necessary. For more details visit 

All Household Recycling Centres are open as normal.

Links and information  

Flood warnings - 

Council sandbag locations -  

Go to for practical tips and advice – and check in on those you know who may not have digital connections 

Rain and flooding advice -   

Emergency council housing repairs phone number - 03456 081203