Borderers without power urged to find ‘alternative accommodation’

BORDERERS who are continue to without having ability are being urged to find “alternative accommodation” for tonight.

Scottish Borders Council suggests all over 6,500 have been impacted.

And it suggests numerous could facial area another night without electricity.

A spokesperson reported: “Following discussions with Scottish Electricity Electricity Networks it is apparent that the majority of the 6,500 houses at this time devoid of electrical power will not have provides restored until tonight at the earliest.

“Many houses could experience nonetheless another evening with out electrical power.

“With a further more cold night time expected, we are therefore urging those presently with no electric power to discover option lodging, for illustration with mates or family members, owing to the uncertainty with regards to the timing of materials remaining restored.

“Anyone with welfare problems or not able to obtain option accommodation really should contact the out of hrs emergency quantity 01896 752111 so that appropriate aid can be offered by the council or associates.

“Resilient Local community teams have been contacted and asked to support anywhere feasible, on the other hand, in these outstanding circumstances we also ask that persons check on susceptible neighbours.

“Given the ongoing scenario and uncertainty about the duration of the present incident we are putting in place arrangements to mobilise even further help for afflicted communities.”