How prepared for winter weather are you?
experienced some of the coldest weather and the worst snow and ice
that we have seen for many years. For many there are
vivid memories of the widespread disruption to travel, burst
pipe misery and damage to properties all over Scotland including
An average winter is likely
to include cold snaps and snowfalls, ice, storms, high winds, heavy
rain and fog, so the Scottish Government has published information
to help you and your family get prepared early.
Ready Scotland (http://www.readyscotland.org/) contains
practical advice and simple steps you can take to protect yourself,
your family, your community and your business from the worst
effects of all kinds of weather.
The Scottish Government
also wants to hear from members of the public who have any
experiences to share with others about how to deal with winter
weather. You can send an email to ReadyScotland@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.
to pass on your top tips for coping with winter weather to others
who need help.
Local authorities across Scotland
take considerable steps to maintain public services and keep roads
clear, whatever the weather. But the key to being properly
prepared is what you can do, in your own home, and with your
neighbours, to minimise the effects of winter weather where
you live and work. So don’t get caught out this
Visit http://www.readyscotland.org/ today
and start getting ready for winter.