VIDEO: Amazing footage of flooding at Marykirk, St Cyrus and Craigo

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Towns and villages across Angus and the Mearns are flooded after Storm Frank has the North East of Scotland.

The North Esk has burst its banks at several places in the area due to heavy rains caused by Frank sweeping across the UK.

Marykirk is under water

Marykirk is under water

The rising River North Esk and associated flooding is causing serious cause for concern in relation to vulnerable properties in the Logie Mill, Craigo and Marykirk areas.

In some areas, river levels are higher than have been seen in more than a decade.

Road closures are in place on the B955 at Glenclova, B957 Justinhaugh and the A937 at Marykirk,

The village of Marykirk itself is underwater.

Residents have been evacuated from properties at Logie Mill.

The B9113 at Tollhouse and the B966 are passable with care but affected by flooding and drivers are also asked to drive with caution in the areas of Tannadice, Edzell, Craigo and Milton Park near Finavon.

Parts of Craigo are also flooded and roads into the village are closed.

Horse owners had to rescue their animals from submerged fields at Craigo, while businesses owners were trying to get their property, valuables, caravans and vehicles out of storage units as the water came in.

At St Cyrus, the whole area under the North Esk Bridges is a torrent and fields are flooded.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “As a result of rising water levels, particularly on the River Tay and North Esk, residential properties have been affected. “Multi-agency preparations are in place for flood defences throughout Tayside and watercourses continue to be monitored.

“Work is currently ongoing along with local authorities and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to distribute additional sandbags, reduce standing water and provide further support and assistance to communities.

“Of particular concern are the rising water levels in the North Esk and South Esk, which will be closely monitored throughout the afternoon.

“Residents have been evacuated from four properties at Logie Mill, Angus.

“Police Scotland and partners are advising that although the heavy rain is expected to ease this afternoon, water levels will continue to rise throughout the day and into the evening, causing areas across Tayside to be significantly affected by flood water.

“Motorists are advised to expect further disruption to travel during this time.

“Assistance will be provided to those residents affected by flooding and if additional evacuations from properties are required.

“Road users are advised to travel with extra caution and to keep informed of weather and traffic updates before travelling.

“Do not attempt to cross flooded roadways as vehicles can easily become stranded or submerged.”

A rest centre has been established at Montrose Sports Centre, Marine Avenue, Montrose, DD10 8TR. The facility can be contacted on 01674 662666 by any residents who need to be evacuated.