Storm damage to buildings - advice


A number of council buildings have been affected by storm damage over the past few days and the forecast is for further windy and wet weather and some flooding over the coming days.

Council  RPOs are advised to take a look around their respective properties this week and report any damaged roofing, slates, tiles, guttering, downpipes, fences etc. in order that repairs can be effected asap as well as any risks urgently being removed from site due to any damaged materials hanging off buildings. All staff should ensure they contact Building Maintenance immediately if they become aware of building damage on return to work.

We are aware of damage to the following buildings and these are being addressed:

  • Brora Primary School: damage to roof- a roofing contractor will be on site this week. The school will not be open to pupils tomorrow, but pupils to return on Tuesday.
  • Wick High School – Roof damage - Roofing works will commence on site this coming week when it will be safe to do so - the school should be open tomorrow.
  • Invergordon Academy: Water Tank Roof covering blown off - the school will open tomorrow.
  • Canisbay Primary School – Roofcovering over kitchen has been damaged and the power has been off. The School may not open tomorrow but should be open by Tuesday/Wednesday

There has been a number of rooflights damaged around the north and they will be repaired/replaced as soon as possible.

Flood warnings are in force for Lairg, Aviemore/Dalfaber, Kingussie to Kincraig. Low lying roads will be affected along with the rail line near Kingussie.

The majority of homes without power have been restored, however a small number  residents will remain without power until Monday. We are working with SSE to get details of these. The Emergency Liaison Groups have been meeting all weekend to work with partners to address local issues and provide care for vulnerable people and many staff have been working hard to assess storm damage, clear roads and keep services going.




11 Jan 2015
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