Power companies working at pace to reconnect affected households.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chaired a further meeting of the Scottish Government’s Resilience Room (SGoRR) to co-ordinate the response to Storm Malik and Storm Corrie.
As the weather situation improves across the country, the amber warning for Scotland has now come to an end. A yellow warning is still in place covering Lewis, the Orkney Islands, much of the Highlands, Grampian and Tayside areas.
Of the 115,847 households that lost power as a result of both storms, all but around 7,000 are expected to be reconnected this evening. Power companies are confident that the vast majority of those affected should be reconnected by tomorrow, but recognise that there may still be some outages going into Wednesday.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney said:
“Today we have seen an improving situation across Scotland following the two very serious storms over the weekend. The power companies have drafted in a large number of additional engineers and are making significant inroads into reconnecting customers, with work continuing at pace this evening.
“I want to thank all those who are working in difficult conditions to keep people safe and maintain our lifeline services.
“For those who will unfortunately not have power tonight, support with alternative accommodation is available to anyone who needs it. Those who have found their own accommodation can seek reimbursement from their suppliers. Special arrangements remain in place for vulnerable customers and local resilience partnerships continue to work together to provide welfare support.”
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