‘Help elderly in the cold snap’

THE public are being reminded to support vulnerable and elderly neighbours, family and friends during this recent wintry spell.

Harsh weather conditions have seen many homes isolated and some residents cut off from their normal support network.

South Responders Group spokesperson, Superintendent Jason Murphy, said: “The recent stormy weather has seen some residents in rural locations isolated due to flooding and snow falls. Local emergency services and utility companies are working around the clock to reach those worst affected.

The group is made up of police, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Ministry of Defence, Public Health Agency, Maritime and Coastal Agency and councils in Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Newry.