Angus Council ‘overwhelmed’ by accommodation offers in wake of Storm Babet

Angus Council 'overwhelmed' by accommodation offers in wake of Storm Babet

Angus Council has said it was “absolutely overwhelmed” by all the kind offers of accommodation it had received to help those displaced by flooding due to Storm Babet.

The local authority had issued an appeal to accommodation providers (private landlords, Airbnb owners, B&Bs etc) that had rooms for immediate use for the short and possibly long term.

Residents in approximately 335 homes in Brechin, and an additional 87 homes in Tannadice and Finavon, were asked to evacuate for their own safety last week.

In a post on Facebook following the appeal, the council said: “The people of Angus and the surrounding areas have really pulled together to help those in need and we are truly humbled.

“At the moment, our teams are working through the hundreds of offers that have come in and you can appreciate that this will take a little bit of time to match the appropriate accommodation with families. Please, please bear with us. Our priority is to ensure that displaced families have a roof over their heads and are safe first and foremost and we may not be able to reply to every offer individually at this time.”

If you can help, please let the council know how many rooms you have, accessibility etc. and if you take pets by contacting

Meanwhile, Brechin Buccaneers has organised a GoFundMe for the residents impacted by the storm. You can help the charity reach its target here.

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