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Storms Dudley and Eunice

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Ministers receive update on resilience effort.

The Deputy First Minister has Chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government’s Resilience Room (SGoRR), in preparation for severe weather expected this week.

The Met Office has issued an amber wind warning for Wednesday 16 February ahead of Storm Dudley.

This will be followed by a second named storm, Storm Eunice, which is expected to bring strong winds and snow on Friday.

The Deputy First Minister has advised the public to plan their journeys in advance and check the latest advice before travelling.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said:

“We expect another period of disruption this week, with Storms Dudley and Eunice set to bring strong winds to Scotland.

“High winds may cause issues on roads and bridges, disruption to power supplies and danger from falling trees.

“We would urge everyone to plan their journeys in advance, exercise caution on the roads, and follow the latest travel advice.

“Other transport services are likely to be affected, so if you are planning to travel by train, ferry or air, please check with your operator to make sure your service is still running.

“The Scottish Government’s resilience committee has met this evening and will continue to monitor the situation for the duration of the storms.

“The Scottish Government is in close contact with local authorities and emergency and essential services to ensure people in the affected areas receive the latest information, advice and support where needed.”

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