Scottish Hydro teams deployed ahead of Storm Henry’s arrival

Gale force winds of more than 90mph are expected to hit later today (Monday, February 1).

Gale force winds of more than 90mph are expected to hit later today (Monday, February 1).

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Engineering and technical teams from Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) have been deployed to areas likely to be affected by the arrival of Storm Henry.

Gale force winds of more than 90mph are expected to hit later today (Monday, February 1) across the Western Isles, North West Highlands, Skye and Argyll. High sea swells are expected to cause flooding along coastal roads in these areas, and as a precautionary measure, SHEPD has moved resources and engineers to islands which could be cut off is ferry sailings are cancelled.

Additional advisors are on duty in SHEPD’s customer services centre, and welfare teams have been contacting vulnerable customers to see if they need extra assistance in the event of a power cut.

In anticipation of possible disruption to power supplies, customers are urged to be prepared. This can done by:

Saving SHEPD’s number – 0800 300 999 - to your phone and to get in touch if your power goes off, or if you see any damage to the network.

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