Monday 11am Storm Update

By Jane Cruickshank / January 31, 2022

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team –

SSEN update

Storm Malik

Power has been successfully restored to around 68,000 customers affected by Storm Malik across the country, with around 7,000 customers remaining off supply, mainly in pockets across Aberdeenshire, following Saturday’s extreme weather. SSEN’s teams are prioritising the restoration of these customers and expect the vast majority to be restored today with full restoration on Tuesday evening.

Storm Corrie

Early assessments show around 38,000 customers have been affected by Storm Corrie overnight. Around 4,000 of these customers have had their supply restored, with around 33,000 customers currently without power.  Of these, around 19,000 relate to two major faults affecting customers in the Stonehaven area (13,000) and Deeside (6,000) which are being worked on and are expected to be restored later today. Restoration efforts from Storm Corrie will continue into Tuesday with the possibility that for small clusters of customers this may extend into Wednesday, subject to today’s damage assessment.

Keep up-to-date on progress at
http://news.ssen.co.uk/news/all-articles/2022/january/storm-malik-update/

LLA facilities open until 8pm tonight (Mon)

If you need access to a hot shower or phone charging etc, the following Live life Aberdeenshire facilities have again opened today from 9am until 8pm.

Turriff Sports Centre

Banchory Sports Village

Deveron Community & Sports Centre

Inverurie Community Campus

Ellon Community Campus

Portlethen Pool

Westhill Swimming Pool

Fraserburgh Community & Sports Centre

Huntly Swimming Pool

Peterhead Leisure Centre

Mearns Community Campus

There will be tea/coffee from 12noon at Fetteresso Church Hall today (Mon).

Hot food provision

People wanting to pick-up a meal can do so at the following locations:

Aboyne Swimming Pool (outside the building as no power) between 13.15-14.00 and 16.15-17.00

Alford Community Campus (outside the building as no power) between 13.15-14.00 and 16.15-17.00

Banchory Sports Village: between 13.00-14.00 and 16.00 and 17.00

Inverurie Community Campus: between 13.00-14.00 and 16.00 and 17.00

Mearns Academy Community Campus: between 13.00-14.00 and 16.00 and 17.00

Stonehaven Leisure Centre: (outside the building as no power) between 13.15-14.00 and 16.15-17.00

Turriff Sports Centre: between 13.00-14.00 and 16.00 and 17.00

Peterhead Leisure and Community Centre: between 13.00-14.00 and 16.00 and 17.00

For those who cannot travel, please contact our Assistance Line if you need advice or support or if you are isolating – 0808 196 3384. It is open from 8:45am to 5pm today.

SSEN catering provision

In addition to Aberdeenshire Council food provision, SSEN catering facilities remain in place at the following locations:

Alford, Transport Museum Car Park, Fish & Chips

Bognie Brae, Bognie Brae Arms Car Park, Steak Bar

Cannich, Village Centre, Highland Hog Roast Food Van (from 12.30pm)

Fyvie, Outside the Co-op, Steak Bar 

Insch, Church Hall Car Park, Western Road, Hot Food Van             

Kemnay, Aquithie Road, Steak Bar

Munlochy, Car Park    Highland Hog Roast Food Van          

Tarland, The Square, Steak Bar

Torphins, Learney Hall, Fish & Chips            

Whitestone, Opposite Finzean Town Hall, Steak Bar

SSEN has also arranged for a hot food van to supply residents in Lumphanan

Schools

Around a third of the school estate remain closed today and others had later opening times owing to the impact of Storm Corrie.

Full details here: https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/Apps/schools-closures/

Health and social care

The Stonehaven vaccination centre is closed today due to lack of power.

The following GP practices currently have no power, and this will be affecting their telephone systems and may only be operating on a limited or emergency basis until power is restored:

Aboyne/Tarland

Alford

Ballater

Braemar

Kemnay

Stonehaven

Community testing

We have pulled provision of lateral flow community testing in Laurencekirk, Stonehaven and Huntly today as staff are helping assist with Storm Malik/Corrie resilience. We are still testing in Peterhead.

Roads and Infrastructure

We are experiencing particular issues in Kincardine and Mearns with a number of routes impacted by trees. Our teams are attending in all affected areas and assisting with tree removal. Please drive safely and avoid routes/areas with fallen or hung-up trees.

Waste services

Stonehaven and the coastal area are particularly affected so we have no collection routes currently going out. Stonehaven and Portlethen household recycling centres are also closed. There is a tree blocking access to Laurencekirk and will remain closed until it is removed and we can get safe access.

All remaining depots/HRCs are operating as normal and collections are being undertaken, however there may be some roads we cannot currently access due to fallen trees.

Phone numbers:

If you need help, or need to report fallen trees – via Police on 101

Power outages – via SSEN on 105

Non-urgent medical issues – via NHS on 111

Emergency council housing repairs – 03456 08 12 03  

Emergency social care 03456 08 12 06

If you can’t use private water because of the power outage you are advised to source bottled water. But if you can’t please contact the assistance line on 0808 196 3384 for advice or support.