Emergency support available for anyone left without power after storms

Schools and roads in Moray continue to be affected by Storms Malik and Corrie as Moray Council open leisure facilities to residents without power.

Around 155 properties in Moray remained without power at 10.30am on Monday 31 January, with SSEN due to update the figures and connection status throughout the day. The area most affected around Forres is Dunphail/Logie.

Electricity

Residents are reminded to download the powertrack app or check https://powertrack.ssen.co.uk/powertrack for updates to power outages and phone 105 in an emergency.

SSEN has stated: For customers without power who need support and are unable to make alternative arrangements to stay with family or a friend, SSEN will reimburse reasonable costs for alternative accommodation. Customers unable to access welfare facilities and who remain off supply may claim back the cost of meals up to £15 per person. Customers are being asked to keep copies of receipts for any claims.

Water

Scottish Water is providing supplies to those without water. Anyone with the loss of a private water supply are asked to contact Scottish Water directly on 0800 0778 778.

Vulnerable and priority

Moray’s social care staff continued to make contact with vulnerable and priority residents throughout the weekend and anyone seeking assistance is asked to phone Moray Council’s contact centre on 01343 543451 during working hours and 03457 565656 out of hours.

Showers, heating, charging

All Council leisure facilities and community centres, with the exception of Speyside, are open as normal and available for residents without power to use for showers, heating and charging devices.

Road closures around Forres

Two roads are closed due to tree damage and require specialist assistance to be removed. The A940 Forres to Grantown road is closed at Logie, with local diversion in place, and Clovenside Road in Forres is affected due to a tree leaning on a lighting column. Both incidents are expected to be cleared throughout Monday (31 January) and road users can check Moray Council’s service status portal for updates.

School closures around Forres

Alves and Logie Primary schools are closed due to lack of power, heating or water.

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