Resilience Committee Updated
The Scottish Government’s Resilience Room (SGoRR) has met to consider the impacts of Storm Isha and preparations for Storm Jocelyn.
The meeting was chaired by First Minister Humza Yousaf and attended by members of the Cabinet, including the Transport Minister, the Met Office, Police Scotland, Transport Scotland, SEPA, transport and utilities companies and resilience partners.
While yesterday’s Met Office yellow warning for wind has now been lifted, some rail and ferry services have resumed and all trunk roads have reopened. Power companies are working to restore supplies to more than 15,000 properties, and 17 regional flood alerts and 32 local flood warnings remain.
An amber warning for wind has been issued for the Western Isles, western Highlands, northern coast, Orkney Islands and part of the Moray Firth coast from 1800 this evening until 0800 on Wednesday. A yellow warning for wind covers the rest of Scotland – except the Shetland Islands – from 1600 this afternoon until 1300 on Wednesday. A yellow warning for rain for parts of west and southwest Scotland is also in place from 0700 to 1800 today.
ScotRail will suspend services from 1900, and there will be no rush hour services on Wednesday morning.
People are urged to continue to check all relevant safety advice issued by the police and other agencies.
- The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) issues flood alerts and warnings for Scotland. View the latest updates on the SEPA website.
- Updates on ScotRail services and road conditions are available online, both on the ScotRail website. Trunk road information is available on the Traffic Scotland website.
- Advice on preparing for severe weather can be found on the Ready Scotland website.