SCOTTISH Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) has begun moving engineers and equipment to areas expected to be affected by the severe weather that is forecast to hit the north of Scotland on Friday.
The electricity distributor is expecting gusts of up to 100 mph and lightning strikes across the Western Isles, Shetland, Caithness, Moray Firth and Tayside.
Head of operations, Rodney Grubb, is urging customers to minimise the risk of a power cuts.
“With wind speeds of around 100mph it is ever so easy for garden furniture and farm equipment to be carried by the wind at high speed, which then becomes tangled in our power lines.
“I would urge customers, especially in rural areas, to ensure anything that has the potential to become wind borne debris is secured.”
Any customers who lose their electricity supply are urged to contact our dedicated team on 0800 300 999 to report damage or highlight neighbours or friends who may need extra help.
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