As Storm Abigail sweeps across the country, it has brought with it major disruptions, miserable weather and floods. These floods have affected travel severely across the UK, not least in the North of Scotland.
The Highlands and Islands have been affected worst of all, with 84mph winds that have caused damage to power lines and caused schools to close amid safety concerns. The Highlands have been blanketed with snow, making travel conditions much worse than normal. The weather has also had adverse effects in other parts of the country, where Glasgow was forced to cancel its annual Christmas switch on event due to unsafe weather conditions.
Roads have become flooded in Scotland, as one month’s worth of rainfall fell in one weekend. Drains blocked by autumn leaves are often insufficient to cope with this heavy rainfall, which is why standing water is often left on the roads. Specialist drainage teams have been despatched across Scotland, tackling the standing water left behind by Storm Abigail. Many homes have also suffered from flooding, though fortunately less were affected than predicted.
The rain is expected to clear over the coming week as Storm Abigail passes over, but flood warnings remain in place for areas in west central Scotland, Central, Highlands and Tayside.
If your home has been flooded or damaged by debris in these storms, remember that Public Loss Adjusters Scotland has a professional team ready to evaluate your property and gain your full entitlement from your insurer to repair it properly, even if it has been heavily affected by flooding. We work for YOU, the Scottish public, NOT the insurer. Call 08000 435 999 for expert guidance.