Prepare for severe weather

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A MAJOR public awareness campaign was launched on Monday encouraging people to get ready for all forms of severe weather.

While around 40 per cent of people in Scotland say they feel prepared for severe weather, according to new research, people are being asked to look at all aspects of their preparedness through this year’s ‘Ready for Winter?’ campaign.

Findings from the survey carried out jointly by the British Red Cross and the Scottish Government showed that 39 per cent of people said that they were prepared for periods of severe weather. The research also showed people are most concerned about power cuts, being cut off from water supplies or disruption to fuel supplies.

In the last three years the North-east has been hit by severe winter weather – with conditions among the worst in decades.