18 June, 2018
Leader of Glasgow City Council Cllr Susan Aitken said: "Our Resilience team worked with staff from the Health and Social Care Partnership and Cordia to establish a rest centre at the Mitchell Library in the early hours of Saturday morning.
"Temporary accommodation was arranged for a those evacuated by the emergency services and that remains in place.
"However, we are conscious that there are people who initially made their own arrangements, or who may have been out of the city at the weekend, who could still need advice or temporary accommodation."
Cllr Aitken said: "Our Business Support team has spent the day contacting as many businesses as they can to assess and understand the challenges they are facing.
"In many cases, the immediate problem is access - which unfortunately is unavoidable while the emergency response is ongoing.
"However, there is a process by which businesses who are in an exclusion zone can apply for a zero rating on business rates, for the period in which they can't operate.
"I'm encouraging anyone in that position to apply - and our officers will be able to give advice on how to do that."
Cllr Aitken "We understand there are reports of rodents in the area and it is likely they have been displaced as drains fill with water during the firefighting operation.
"As it becomes clearer where they are being displaced to, we are putting additional pest control resources into the area to get on top of that situation."