The red warning will affect the east coast of Scotland including East Lothian from 3pm this afternoon and expected to last through the evening and into the early hours of Saturday morning. The forecasted strengths of winds include gusts of up to 80-90mph which has potential to cause storm damage. Please advise neighbours, friends and relatives to take basic precautions such as moving rubbish/recycling bins, garden furniture, hanging baskets and securing play equipment such as trampolines to ensure they do not cause damage to cars or property if blown over.
Please be prepared for power cuts!
East Lothian Council’s emergency planning is already in place with staff readied to deal with any traffic disruption, fallen trees and public property damage. The Council’s Contact Centre is open 24/7 Tel: 01620 827827 Out of office hours – 01875 612818
SPEN should be contacted if there are any power cuts: Phone 105
ELC are contacting caravan parks, alerting event organisers (Christmas markets/ Christmas lights), harbours and ensuring we are doing everything we can to ‘warn and inform’ the public.
The risk of snow on higher ground remains.