ALMOST six months to the day after Otterburn was hit by floods, Storm Ciara brought more misery to the village.

Euan Pringle, owner of Otterburn Mill, said the premises was flooded once again.

“It was a case of water overflowing from one of the burns in the village.

“Fortunately, we knew the storm was coming so we had protocols in place where our staff were lifting stock from the shop floor.

“We managed to get the whole store sorted and opened again by Tuesday afternoon.”

Elsewhere, an eight-year-old child was one of four people who had to be rescued from a car trapped by flood waters near West Woodburn.

A police spokeswoman said: “The car had come into trouble after hitting flood water.

“On the ground officers worked with little information and travelled along the expected route of the car, with the assistance of the police helicopter which searched the surrounding area.

“Fortunately, the flooding car was located soon after and the occupants were safely rescued.”