Multi-agency planning group meets to discuss storm
A multi-agency emergency planning group has met to discuss the severe weather conditions brought by Storm Gertrude.
The harsh conditions brought 100mph gusts, as well as widespread disruption, following a MET office red – take action – alert this afternoon.
The red alert was changed to amber at 4pm, and is due to change again to a yellow warning for wind and snow, which will remain valid until 6pm tomorrow.
A flood alert was earlier issued due to the storm force winds causing a risk of coastal flooding. Disruption is expected on exposed coastal areas. High tide at Lerwick took place at 2pm today, though the risk is expected to extend into the evening.
Information is also available through a Floodline number on 0345 9881188, and a power track app from SSE is available on www.ssepd.co.uk/Powertrack/, which gives information on any power cuts.
Earlier today a high-sided vehicle left the A970 at Gulberwick, although no-one was injured. There has been widespread disruption to services, and Loganair’s flight schedule for the day was earlier suspended.
Information on disrupted council services is available from the SIC’s website.