Fire Scotland advice during stormy weather

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has advised people to keep up-to-date with forecasts ahead of travelling while the country continues to face wet and windy weather in the aftermath of Storm Frank.

The most recent predictions indicate that the bad weather will continue throughout the week across the north-east and the SFRS are conducting an ‘ongoing strategic review of incident activity’ a spokesperson said.

They added: “Arrangements are being put in place to prepare for any further flooding throughout Aberdeenshire.

“During this period of unsettled weather, people are advised to stay up to date with the latest Met Office forecasts and National Severe Weather Warnings and to find out what to do in severe weather so they can plan ahead.”

The latest updates from the Met Office can be found at Met Office and flood updates at SEPA.

And the SFRS has issued advice in the event of a house losing power due to the deluge. This included being careful with candles and portable heaters.

The spokesperson added: “Children and pets should not be left alone with candles and you should always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on burn time and proper use.

“Portable heaters should be kept away from curtains and furniture, never use them for drying clothes and always unplug them when you go out or go to bed.”

The SFRS also encouraged people to get in touch on 0800 0731 999 if they or someone they know may be at risk at this time.