Cumberland Prepares for Storm Emergency
Cumberland County’s Regional Emergency Measures Organisation (REMO) is urging residents to continue to prepare for the arrival of hurricane Lee this weekend.
Lee is expected to be just below hurricane strength by the time it reaches the coast of Maine or the Maritimes, late Saturday or early Sunday.
However, because of the large size of the storm, conditions will begin to deteriorate prior to the storm centre’s arrival.
While much of Nova Scotia is expected to experience the effects of Lee, not all areas will experience severe conditions. However, residents need to be prepared for the worst.
The county’s chief administrative officer says, “The Cumberland Regional Emergency Management team and its partner agencies are closely monitoring hurricane Lee as it makes its way towards us.” Greg Herrett added, “We are working hard to support the efforts of first responders and community members who will be on the front lines to deal with the storm.”
In the past, storms of this nature have caused power outages, coastal and inland flooding, and transportation issues.
Herrett says, “We urge all residents to monitor the weather forecast for their area, prepare their properties by storing loose items and prepare for the possibility of power outages by having enough supplies on hand for 72 hours.”
The CAO added, “Decisions on opening comfort centres will be made on a community-by-community basis.”
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Prepare for emergency with a 72-hour emergency kit and pack a bag in case you need to leave home suddenly.
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