The chief executive of Aberdeenshire Council has praised communities who "pulled together" after rivers burst their banks and rainwater flooded towns across the region.
Trains in the north and north-east of Scotland are facing significant disruption due to the adverse weather conditions, with a section of track in Aberdeenshire found to be flooded and an Inverness to London train cancelled.
A section of the A96 was closed and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency put out flood warnings for 12 separate areas of the north-east after Storm Alex pummeled the region with rain overnight - and looks set to continue through Sunday.
Storm Alex threatens road network across north and north-east with A83 to close on Saturday afternoon
Preparations are being put in place as heavy rainfall expected this weekend threatens to hamper roads across the north and north-east.
Storm Alex is due to batter the north-east this weekend, with the Met Office now issuing an amber warning for the region and SEPA raising awareness of potential flooding risk.
Parts of the UK were lashed by heavy rain and high winds as Storm Alex heralded the arrival of a stretch of bad weather over the weekend. Southern coastal areas of England could see gusts of up to 65mph and others could be at risk of flooding before the end of Sunday.
Parts of the UK are preparing to be lashed by heavy rain and high winds as Storm Alex heralds the arrival of a stretch of bad weather over the weekend.
The Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain has been issued for the weekend.