Winter weather

Take an hour to get ready for winter and all kinds of severe weather.

Severe weather can strike at any time so taking action now will serve you well in winter, and all year round.

In the last few years, we've seen it all - snow, floods and strong winds. And it doesn't take much for it to impact on our daily lives. Like getting stuck indoors for a few days, or losing your phone communication, power or water supply.

Severe weather can cause a range of problems - but you can be ready for them. By doing a few small things now, you can save yourself a lot of trouble later on.

You can also do your bit to help out in your community.

In this section, you will find information and useful tips on how to prepare:

• In your home
• On the move
• In your community
• In your workplace

For more information on the opinion of the Scottish general public on preparing for emergencies, please refer to the latest edition of the Emergency Preparedness Survey.