Is your emergency winter plan in place?

SNP MSP for the South of Scotland, Paul Wheelhouse welcomed pupils from Eyemouth High School to the Scottish Parliament as part of their work with Eyemouth Town Community Council on resilient communities.
SNP MSP for the South of Scotland, Paul Wheelhouse welcomed pupils from Eyemouth High School to the Scottish Parliament as part of their work with Eyemouth Town Community Council on resilient communities.

Temperatures started to dip at the weekend and the Scottish Government wants us all to be ready for whatever this winter throws at us.

Apparently two thirds of us admit we could be more prepared and 46%aren’t worried about severe weather this winter despite 33% of those surveyed admitting they had been hit by travel disruption and unexpected home repairs in previous winters.

SNP South of Scotland MSP Paul Wheelhouse is asking constituents to take a little time to get ready for winter.

For individuals this means staying informed about imminent weather conditions, knowing what to do to get ready, such as having a working torch or knowing how to turn off your utilities, and watching out for those who are more vulnerable to severe weather.

Paul said: “We have a fantastic resilient communities resource in the Scottish Borders led by a highly respected and pioneering resilience team at Scottish Borders Council who are very much on top of their game when it comes to preparedness and I am in no doubt that constituents in the Scottish Borders will once again be served well by them this winter in terms of emergency planning.

“However, there are steps we can all take to ensure we are prepared for the cold snaps our often unpredictable weather can bring, including storms, flooding and high winds – all of which affect our homes, travel plans and especially our vulnerable neighbours.

“It’s well worth taking a few minutes to have a look at the advice and suggestions at www.readyscotland.org in order to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe this year.”