Local householders are advised to take basic precautions such as moving rubbish/recycling bins, garden furniture, and hanging baskets and securing play equipment such as trampolines to ensure they do not cause damage to cars or property if blown over.
East Lothian Council’s emergency planning is closely monitoring the forecast. Meetings of the East Lothian Multi-Agency Severe Weather Group, chaired by East Lothian Council, will take place at regular intervals as we navigate through this bad spell of weather.
ELC teams are being readied to deal with traffic disruptions, fallen trees and property damage.
The council’s contact centre is open 24/7 – Tel: 01620 827827. Out of office hours – 01875 612818.
SPEN should be contacted if there are any power cuts: Phone 105
People are advised to take care if out and about, particularly elderly people and those with mobility issues who may wish to stock up with provisions and stay at home.
However, the public should be aware that the impacts of these storms will affect everyone in East Lothian and so in some cases response times may not be as quick as hoped for.