19 dramatic pictures that show the level of destruction caused by Edinburgh flash floods

The Evening News revealed how a family of six have been left with no income and others made homeless after flash floods swept away a restaurant and adjoining flats

Monday, 8th July 2019, 9:49 am
The scale of the destruction has left families out of work and homes

A bizarre flash flood on June 24 that left parts of Edinburgh deluged by torrential rain while other parts remained completely untouched, caused massive structural damage to the foundations of several adjoining properties on Longstone Road on the banks of the Murray Burn. The Burn, which feeds into the Water of Leith, was unable to cope when half a month’s worth of rain fell in just three hours in the west of Edinburgh. Two days later part of the wall fell down, leaving some residents at the flats homeless and the Rahman family, owners of Jaflong take away with no income. Hasima Rahman has owned the shop with her husband for more than 12 years. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Edinburgh Council have made the area safe after walls came crashing down following the floods in June.
Some residents at the flats have been left homeless and the Rahman family, owners of Jaflong take away with no income.

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A JCB digger is on site to help with the process of making the site safe.
Hasima Rahman has owned the shop with her husband for more than 12 years.
The Burn, which feeds into the Water of Leith, was unable to cope when half a months worth of rain fell in just three hours in the west of Edinburgh.
When the building collapsed, it fell into the water and surrounding businesses were concerned the river would flood.
Last Monday, the City of Edinburgh Council cut off the services to the building and made the area safe. They held a meeting last week so all the owners could meet and start working together.
Barriers have been erected around the take away.
The couple, who have four children aged from seven to 18, were at home when they got a call from the shop.
The police told the family they had to close due to the damage at the back of the property, before putting up the barriers
It has left the Rahman family very worries and not knowing what will happen next.
When the building collapsed, it fell into the water and surrounding businesses were concerned the river would flood.
The back wall of the property came crashing down.
Dianne Johnstone runs Short and Curlys barbers in the building next door. So far her building has not been affected but she doesnt know how long that will last.
She said that everything went in the water and the digger brought in moved everything so the river wasn't blocked, which would have caused further damage.
The City of Edinburgh Council cut off the services to the building and made the area safe.
The sheer scale of devastation after half a month's rain fell on that one afternoon has left these properties crumbling.
The Rahmans dont know how long it will be until they can reopen. With no other source of income to support their four children, Mr Rahman is trying to get a job.
Dianne Johnstone called the damage bizzare, and told how a small hole leading to the stairs giving way before the building came crashing down.