Police and partner agencies offer advice as high winds and localised flooding expected across the Highlands and Islands


  • Issued by Police Scotland

Police and partner agencies across the Highlands and Islands are reminding the public to be vigilant following yellow warning reports (be prepared) of severe gales and storm force winds with gusts of up to 60-70mph from 9pm on the evening of Tuesday 09 December 2014 through to 6am Thursday morning of 11 December 2014. The winds are believed to be strong enough that there could be some structural damage associated with them, and they will also be accompanied by high seas which have the potential to cause wave overtopping. 

There are warnings of localised flooding in the area along with surface waters on roads. The public is also advised of the potential for causeways to close for indeterminate periods and to check partner agency websites and listen to radio reports for further updates. There is also the strong possibility of disruption to public transport. 

The Police would also like to remind the public to secure any outside items such as garden furniture and play equipment, for example trampolines. 

For updates on weather alerts it is recommended to check the Met Office website which can be found at the following address - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/  

Flood alert information can be found on the SEPA Floodline website - http://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/

8 Dec 2014
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