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Storms and Flooding across Aberdeenshire December 2012 Stephen Archer, Director of Infrastructure Services William Munro, Area Manager (Kincardine & Mearns). Flood protection since 2009. Information gathering (Sept 2009 – 2010) Emergency works undertaken (Nov 2009 – 2010)

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Storms and Flooding across Aberdeenshire December 2012 Stephen Archer, Director of Infrastructure ServicesWilliam Munro, Area Manager (Kincardine & Mearns)

flood protection since 2009
Flood protection since 2009
  • Information gathering (Sept 2009 – 2010)
  • Emergency works undertaken (Nov 2009 – 2010)
  • Capacity study commissioned (2010)
  • Interlocking barriers purchased (2010)
  • Continued engagement with communities (ongoing since 2009)
flood protection since 20091
Flood protection since 2009
  • Flood gates and flood vents made available at reduced cost (Ongoing since 2010)
  • Improved emergency flood plans to deal with flooding across Aberdeenshire developed (2010 – 2011)
  • Removed log weir (Oct 2011)
  • Bervie Braes – cost £3m (commenced Mar 2012 and completed Nov 2012)
flood protection since 20092
Flood protection since 2009
  • Availability of sandbags (since 2010)
  • Improved monitoring of river levels including the installation of river level gauges (2011)
  • Helped develop the flood warden scheme (ongoing since 2011)
  • Outcome of study identified 6 options (Jan 2012)
next steps
Next Steps
  • JBA Flooding Specialist commission extended to include latest flood paths
  • Flood mechanism was different to the previous flooding in 2009
  • JBA Flooding commission extended to recommend a final choice scheme
  • Take forward Arbuthnott drain proposals
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Next Steps
  • Confirm Preferred Scheme (June 2013)
  • Outline Scheme Design (March 2014)
  • Controlled Activities Licence (July 2014)
  • Council Approves Detailed Scheme Preparation (July 2014)
  • Council Approves Detailed Scheme (December 2014)
  • Tender Phase (Feb 2015)
  • Land Negotiations (Feb 2015)
our response to the coastal storm 14 15 dec 2012
Our response to the coastal storm 14/15 Dec 2012
  • Flood Guidance Statement
  • Extreme simultaneous combination of tide, onshore wind and low pressure
  • Sandbags deployed, transport arranged, rest centre opened and support provided by H&SW
  • Evacuees taken to St Bridget’s Hall
  • Road crews assessed damage early morning
  • Information & support provided
  • Recovery teams established
  • Clean up and restoration of shingle levels
our response to the flooding
Our response to the flooding
  • How we respond in the lead up to a potential incident
  • Aberdeenshire was widely affected by the weather on the 22nd/23rd December
  • Council resources were put under huge demand to respond to the 33 incidents reported across Aberdeenshire
our response in stonehaven
Our response in Stonehaven
  • Friday 21st December
    • Precautionary measures put in place
      • Flood barriers put in situ to be ready if needed
      • Stocks of sandbags made ready
      • Flood wardens alerted
      • Monitoring of the weather
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Saturday 22nd December
    • Ongoing river monitoring continued in conjunction with SEPA
    • Flood barriers were put in place
    • Sandbags delivered to pre-agreed locations
    • Flood wardens activated
    • The data from monitoring and at site showed the river level as dropping
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Sunday 23rd December
    • River levels began rising very rapidly
    • Police had lead responsibility for the operation on the ground
    • Rest centre at Mackie Academy
    • On-site clear up began as soon as waters receded
    • The clean up and ongoing response to all incidents continues across Aberdeenshire
    • Flood Relief Group