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Donor pledges help after flooding

Aberdeenshire flooding [Pic: Laura Rowley]
Roads and homes were hit by Friday's flooding [Pic: Laura Rowley]

An anonymous donor has pledged a large sum of money to help families in Moray, in the wake of the serious flooding which hit the area.

A £22,000 flood relief fund has already been launched to help families whose homes were damaged on Friday.

Some victims were uninsured against losses of household contents.

About 100 people were left in temporary accommodation after being forced out of their homes. The floods could cost the local authority up to £5m.

The relief fund, being run by trustees from local businesses and charitable organisations, as well as councillors from the flooded wards, will provide vouchers for essential household goods.

Moray Council has appealed for donations to help boost the fund.

Similar flooding problems happened in Elgin in 1997 and again in 2002.

Some residents want to know why the flood alleviation scheme planned for the town has not yet started.

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