Brechin, Scotland bracing for further flood chaos today

Brechin on the east coast of Scotland is bracing for more downpours today. 

It lies within an area covered by a second rare red weather warning. 

The town saw “unprecedented” rain and flooding on Friday after a river burst its banks, forcing an evacuation order for hundreds of homes.

Sky News correspondent Katerina Vittozzi is in Brechin where she says the situation is “far from over”.

She’s visited a community building which has become a temporary shelter for around 50 families who had to evacuate. 

She says they have seen people arriving at the shelter with children, pets and bags. 

There is still no power for many homes in Brechin and across the area. 

Boat rescues were carried out yesterday for residents who remained at home despite the evacuation warning.  

Third Scottish Premiership match postponed

A third Scottish Premiership match has been postponed due to Storm Babet, with weather warnings in place across much of Scotland.

Today’s Ross County game against St Mirren will no longer take place due to the bad weather.

Aberdeen against Dundee and St Johnstone’s game against Motherwell were called off yesterday.

Last night’s English Championship match between Rotherham and Ipswich was also postponed.

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