According to a survey for the Scottish government reported by heraldscotland, Scotland has seen a marked increase in concerns about extreme weather.
Extreme weather is a bigger concern for people than terrorism, a survey says.
Weather emergencies topped a list, with about half of those questioned saying they are very or quite concerned (49%).
The proportion is up from the 38% recorded last year and is higher than power cuts (46%), health emergencies (37%) and terrorism (31%).
The research was published as the Scottish Government unveiled its "ready for winter" campaign.