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Storm Babet caused fatal devastation in parts of eastern Scotland, and there’s likely more extreme weather to come.

Are our emergency services funded well enough to cope?

We speak to Aberdeen fire fighter Simon Leroux from the Fire Brigades Union who raises alarm about the strain on a vital service.

We also hear from Dr Sarah Halliday, from Dundee University, about the wider climate change context and the ‘urban creep’ increasing flood risk in rural Scotland.

And we discuss what the destruction was like from reporter on the ground Lindsey Hamilton, the likely massive cost for residents and First Minister Humza Yousaf’s response.