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DGVOST DEPLOYMENT IS COMPLETE

At 2pm on 17th October 2017, the multi-agency team managing this page have stood down and will return to normal duties.   At this time the following incidents are still being dealt with but...

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EARLY MORNING UPDATE – DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

Police Scotland can report a busy night in Dumfries and Galloway in relation to weather related incidents.  In particular calls relating to fallen trees blocking roads were prevalent and at this stage there are...

Storm Ophelia – Latest Update

UPDATE: At 2200 hours on Monday 16th October 2017 – the worst of the storms appear to have passed. Significant disruption has been caused across the region over the last 5 hours with a...

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Travel Advice

STORM OPHELIA – LATEST   Police Scotland are warning the public that they are currently dealing with a high number of calls from the public in relation to the effects of Storm Ophelia.  ...

Ferry Travel – Cancellations

Cairnryan to Northern Ireland Ferry Cancellations. The following ferries have been confirmed as CANCELLED by operators due to incoming weather conditions. P&O sailings at 1.30PM and 4.30PM. All passengers en route to the port...

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Power Cut Advice – Storm Ophelia

Unfortunately, power cuts are sometimes unavoidable particularity during  bad weather. With an Amber warning for wind currently in place for western parts of Dumfries and Galloway it is important you make preparations should your...

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SEPA UPDATE – Storm Ophelia

An Amber Warning for Wind has been issued by the MET Office for Dumfries & Galloway. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency are also warning that Storm Ophelia will bringing with it heavy showers, high...

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STORM OPHELIA

This website will now provide ‘Live time’ information as Storm Ophelia moves towards Dumfries and Galloway. An Amber Warning for Wind has now been issued by the MET Office for Dumfries & Galloway. This...

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Facebook Safety Check

Facebook, as with many social media platforms can play an important part in the early stages of an emergency or major incident. Social media is often they first place the public turn to find...

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History of the VOST

Why use Social Media Social media has become an increasingly important tool for governmental organisations to disseminate information to the public. This is particularly relevant during emergency or major incidents where it can become...