December 17, 2012 – SCOTLAND – Gale-force winds and unusually high tides have caused damage across areas of eastern and northern Scotland. Huge waves caused up to £500,000 damage to North Berwick harbour in East Lothian, as sea defences were swept away. A 15m section of the harbour wall collapsed in Lossiemouth in Moray. And residents of a sheltered housing complex were evacuated after coastal flooding hit parts of Aberdeenshire. Gerry Hughes, chairman of the North Berwick Harbour Trust Association, said he believed the storm that hit the town overnight between Friday and Saturday was the worst in more than 100 years.
|Part of the wall at Balintore harbour was destroyed after being battered by huge waves.|
WEATHER ANOMALIES: Strong Gale-Force Winds and Unusually High Tides Cause Major Damage Across Eastern Scotland – Up to £500,000 Damage to North Berwick Harbour, Wrecks Sea Walls That Have Stood For 150-Odd Years! ~ The CELESTIAL Convergence.