THE tail end of a hurricane lashed the North-east today leaving areas flooded and homes without power.
Roads were closed overnight due to surface water.
Sections of the A96 were shut or were left just passable due to flood water.
Up to 700 homes in Aberdeenshire suffered power cuts last night, and Scottish and Southern Energy engineers had to battle the torrential weather to reconnect homes in Inverurie, Ellon, Tarves and Oldmeldrum before midnight.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) were forced to deploy flood wardens in Stonehaven and Huntly for fear the River Carron and River Deveron could flood peaking between 3am and 4am today.
The swathe of poor weather battering the North-east is the result of Hurricane Bertha which was downgraded to an Atlantic depression after it left the US headed for the UK.