Severe Weather Update – Yellow Warning Upgraded to Amber
The Met Office has upgraded the warning for wind, covering the Western Isles, on Sunday 30th January from yellow to amber. The warning is valid between 1700 on Sunday and 0600 on Monday.
“High winds associated with Storm Corrie will spread eastwards across Scotland later on Sunday before easing from the east early on Monday. In coastal areas and over hills and mountains gusts are expected to peak at 70-80 mph, perhaps getting close to 90 mph in the most exposed western spots. Inland, gusts will mostly peak at 60-70 mph.”
There may be adjustments made to homecare service and all those affected will be contacted directly regarding alternative arrangements.
Please take care and drive to the conditions. Further updates will be provided via the Comhairle and Western Isles Police on Twitter.
The public are advised to travel with care. CnES Roads and Police will be monitoring all causeways.
Ferry services are disrupted on Sunday. Please keep an eye on Calmac (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) website for further details. (Status on a route by route basis available from the drop-down menu on the front page).
The public are advised to secure any loose debris. The construction industry is advised to secure scaffolding and any lose items on building sites.
The Comhairle would ask family, neighbours and friends living nearby to assist and support elderly and vulnerable people.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is reminding members of the public to take extra care if using candles during any power cuts which occur due to winter storms. In the event of a loss of 999 services, all fire stations will be manned by emergency services.
SSE is on alert and has put in place its contingency plans to deal with any damage the storm may cause to the electricity network. Any customers who lose their electricity supply are urged to contact SSE on 105 to report damage or highlight neighbours or friends who may need extra help.
All services are subject to further disruption
Updates will be provided via the Public Information section of the Comhairle’s website at:
CNES Public Notices (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Twitter: @cne_siar (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
More Useful links
Winter Maintenance Policy and Operating Plan
(Status on a route by route basis available from the drop-down menu on the front page).