An Aberdeenshire holiday park has been engulfed in water for the second time this week following another day of heavy downpours.
Deeside Holiday Park, in Maryculter, was totally submerged last Wednesday when the nearby River Dee burst its banks due to heavy rain and gales swept in by Storm Frank.
Since then, a major clean-up operation had been launched as water levels began to subside.
But yesterday flood water surged through the park once more, causing further devastation.
The caravan park has been run by Wood Leisure since 2008 and includes privately-owned and rented accommodation.
Yesterday, owner Rachel Wood said: “A torrent of water breached our flood defences on Wednesday and came into the park very, very quickly.
“We managed to evacuate, although the last two couples had to be rescued by a coastguard helicopter.
“Since then, the water levels had fallen substantially and we had been working hard to tidy things up and to assess the damage to the holiday homes.
“Some of them had moved completely off their bases.
“Then it flooded again overnight and this morning.”
Ms Wood said the cost of the damage would be “huge” and anticipated that every single holiday home would have to be replaced.
“They have all been totally submerged so I anticipate they will all be lost,” she added.
“We are all just devastated. For it to happen a second time just when we thought we were winning.
“We thought the water level was going down and then it just started to rise again.
“All the owners are all absolutely devastated because they have lost their holiday homes and some people have also had their Christmas holidays spoiled.
“Everyone is just devastated that it has happened but we will do our best to get it back up and running as quickly as possible.
“For now we will just have to wait until the water levels drop before we can do anything else.”