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Homes evacuated as river bursts its banks after heavy rain causes flooding in Scotland

Scores of homes have been evacuated in Aberdeenshire after the River Don burst its banks and the River Ythan threatened to overflow, while people in an area of Aberdeen were advised to leave their properties.

Roads have been closed and trains and flights cancelled in Aberdeen and across the surrounding region as water levels reached record highs.

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Footbridge battered as River Dee bursts its banks

Recent video shows the Cambus O’May footbridge over the River Dee in Aberdeenshire being battered by the raging floodwaters of Storm Frank.

The clip, filmed by STV News, shows the bridge - reportedly one of Prince Charles' favourite structures - almost fully submerged as the Dee bursts its banks, flooding the nearby town of Ballater.

Storm Frank brought heavy rains and flooding to the town overnight, forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes.

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