Rescue Operations in Brechin Underway as Storm Babet Brings Severe Flooding

Rescue Operations in Brechin Underway as Storm Babet Brings Severe Flooding

South Shields Lighthouse Loses Its Dome

A historic lighthouse in South Shields, UK, lost its distinctive red and white dome due to the battering waves from Storm Babet. Astonishing photos captured the moment 40ft-high waves tore off the 128-year-old landmark’s dome.

Rescue Efforts in Brechin Continue

Coastguard teams are currently rescuing residents from floodwaters in Brechin, Angus, as the region deals with severe flooding.

‘Depleted’ Sandbag Supplies in Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire Council has exhausted its sandbag supplies and will not be restocking them. The council urges residents not to seek sandbags at road depots, as they are focused on providing direct support in communities. Rest centers remain open in Inverurie, Kemnay, and Kintore.

Storm Babet is Changing Durham’s Coastline

Storm Babet is causing significant changes to Durham’s industrial coastline, particularly eroding areas with historic coal waste deposits. Researchers from Newcastle University are using drones to document these changes.

Trees Blow Onto Rail Network in Scotland

ScotRail faces issues caused by trees being blown over due to high winds in Scotland.

Police Confirm Second Storm Babet Victim

Police Scotland confirms the death of a man after a falling tree struck his van near Forfar.

GWR Issues ‘Do Not Travel’ Warning

Great Western Railway advises against travel on certain routes due to the impact of Storm Babet.

Timelapse Video Shows River Rising

An extraordinary timelapse video captures the North Esk river’s rising waters at Gannochy Bridge in Edzell, an area under a red alert.

Water in Brechin ‘Sitting at Windowsill-Height’

Severe flooding in Brechin has led to water levels reaching windowsill height, with rescue teams helping residents, including those without power and functioning toilets.

Rescue Crews ‘Dealing with Over 100 Calls’ Angus Council reports that parts of the county are only accessible by boat due to flooding from Storm Babet. They are dealing with over 100 calls for assistance.

Angus Council Appeals for Clothing Donations Angus Council appeals for warm clothing donations as over 40 people arrived at rest centers in soaked clothes due to the unprecedented flooding in Brechin.

Transport for Wales Issues ‘Do Not Travel’ Alert Transport for Wales advises passengers not to travel due to the impact of the storm.

Major Flooding on Derbyshire Rail Line Flooding severely affects rail services in Derbyshire, with dramatic scenes at Clay Cross.

Train Station in Warwickshire Turns into River Network Rail shares a video showing the dramatic flooding at Wood End station in Warwickshire.

Storm Babet Emergency Phone Number Aberdeenshire Council provides an emergency phone line for those affected by Storm Babet: 03456 081210.

Flood-Hit Locals Might Not Be Home for Christmas Some residents affected by the floods in Brechin, Angus, may not return home by Christmas as water levels in the town continue to rise.

Flood Threat Looms in Brechin as Storm Babet Challenges Defenses

Gavin Nicol said the town’s flood barriers are 3.8m high, but the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has warned the water could reach 5m. He said, “With the amount of rain we’re getting, it might even supersede that. It’s just a disaster. The water is not going down; it is still rising.”

High Tide Worry: Christmas in Jeopardy for Flood-Stricken Brechin Residents

Mr. Nicol, a Conservative representative for the Brechin and Edzell Ward, voiced concern about high tide around 5 pm and how it could pose a particular problem for residents. He said, “My thoughts go out to those affected. With this time of year, it’s coming up to Christmas, and some people might not even get back in their homes by then.”

Rescue Operations Hindered as Floodwater Strands Brechin Residents

Councillor and Brechin resident Chris Beattie reported that some people in the Angus town remain stranded because rescue crews cannot reach them due to the flooding. He described the dire situation, “The bottom of the town is under about five or six feet of water.

People are being rescued and taken to the Brechin rescue centre. Some people are stranded – they might have several feet of water to cross to get to the door and at the moment it is not safe to do that.”

Appeal for Donations as Brechin Residents Seek Shelter Amid Flooding

Chris Beattie, the SNP representative for the Brechin and Edzell ward, asked for donations of essential supplies like toiletries and blankets for those affected by the flooding. He emphasized that donations are only being sought from locals who can safely reach Brechin Community Campus.

Network Rail Extends Rail Closures Due to ‘Exceptional’ Storm Babet Impact

Network Rail has extended closures for some train routes affected by the severe rainfall and strong winds brought by Storm Babet, with potential delays until Sunday morning.

Helicopter Joins Search for Man Trapped in Aberdeenshire Floodwaters

A helicopter has been deployed in the ongoing search for a man trapped in his car south of Marykirk in Aberdeenshire. Coastguard crews and air teams are assisting in the search.

Sea Foam Whipped Up by Storm Babet in Sunderland

Unusual sea foam whipped up by high winds has been spotted in Seaburn, Sunderland, as Storm Babet affects the UK’s eastern coast.

Major Collision Shuts M4 in Wiltshire Amid Storm Babet

The M4 in Wiltshire has been closed in both directions between J18 for Bath and J17 for Chippenham due to a serious collision. The presence of standing water on the motorway is noted, but it’s unclear if the crash is linked to Storm Babet.

Impact of Storm Babet on Midlands Trains: Severe Disruption Reported

Train services in the Midlands are severely disrupted due to flooding. Various rail lines are affected between Worcester Foregate Street and Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa, Longbridge and Bromsgrove, and more. Some lines are closed, and speed restrictions are in place due to high winds.

North East and Yorkshire Rail Updates Amidst Severe Weather

Train services are disrupted in North East England and Yorkshire due to severe weather, with some lines blocked between Sheffield and Lincoln and speed restrictions between Newcastle and Edinburgh.

North West England and North Wales Rail Routes Closed Due to Flooding

Several rail routes in North West England and North Wales are closed due to flooding, affecting travel between Chester and Crewe, Wrexham Central and Bidston, and more.

Fife Zoo Closes for Safety Amid Storm Babet

Fife Zoo has closed for the safety of staff, animals, and guests, with dedicated zookeepers on hand to ensure the well-being of the animals.

Rescue Operations in Flood-Hit Brechin Amid Devastation

Photographs show rescue teams wading through floodwaters in Brechin as efforts to evacuate residents continue.

Residents in Ireland to Receive Increased Support for Flooding

Ireland’s Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath, announced plans to increase the level of support for those affected by flooding in County Cork. The support will be administered via the Emergency Humanitarian Aid Scheme.

Councillor Describes Flooding in Brechin as ‘Horrific’

Councillor Jill Scott, who lives in Brechin, described the flooding as “horrific,” with people trapped and hundreds of homes flooded. She shared the dire situation of a family stuck in their ground-floor flat.

Monster Waves Batter Hartlepool Amid Storm Babet

Huge waves from Storm Babet batter the Heugh Breakwater at Hartlepool in County Durham, creating dramatic scenes.

LNER Issues Rail Travel Update Amid Severe Storm Babet Impact

LNER (London North Eastern Railway) confirms that there will be no services operating north of Edinburgh today and issues a ‘do not travel’ advisory for this part of the route.

Warning Over Trees and Debris on UK Roads Amid Storm Babet

AA patrol of the year Nick Powell warns of likely debris on the roads, especially in rural or woody areas. Drivers are urged to be cautious and prepared for longer journeys.

RAC Issues Urgent Storm Warning to Drivers

RAC spokesman Rod Dennis emphasizes the challenging driving conditions due to the heavy rain brought by Storm Babet. He advises drivers not to attempt to drive through floodwater and to prepare for longer journeys.

Rainfall Comparison: Storm Babet’s Impact in Scotland

ITV meteorologist Laura Tobin highlights the astonishing amount of rainfall in Scotland, comparing it to the volume of water in Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Flooding Blocks Crewe to Chester Rail Line

Avanti West Coast reports that flooding between Crewe and Chester has resulted in all rail lines being blocked, potentially impacting train services.

Flights Canceled at Aberdeen Airport Due to Storm Babet

Storm Babet affects flights in Scotland, with departures and arrivals canceled at Aberdeen Airport. Scottish regional airline Loganair has canceled dozens of services due to the weather.

Brechin Councillor Warns of Devastation and Urges Evacuation

Councillor Jill Scott, a resident of Brechin, describes the devastation in the town and urges residents to evacuate as parts of Brechin and other areas are only accessible via boat.

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