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Oxford Not Prepared for Hurricane Dorian
Bill Martin
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Oxford Not Prepared for Hurricane Dorian

The recent power outages associated with Hurricane Dorian have revealed how unprepared our communities are for times of emergency.

Oxford Town Council noted great confusion about who could offer comfort during a prolonged blackout. The Oxford Lions Club was the town’s official comfort station, selected partly because it is located in an area not as prone to flooding as elsewhere in the community. Of course, the Lions Club is now permanently closed thanks to the on-going threat of the sinkhole on its Parkland property.

Hurricane Dorian demonstrated the need but the extended power interruption tied the hands of churches and other facilities that could not provide comfort services.

It was an echo of the conversation a day earlier at the Pugwash Village Commission. While the Legion and the Firehall are commonly expected to provide emergency services, neither could offer comfort during Dorian’s outage.

The Emergency Measures Coordinator for Cumberland County (EMO) admitted that much could be learned from the recent experience. Mike Johnson says he hopes to get together with area fire departments to plan for what most believe is the next big storm. Most agree that comfort stations must have emergency generators sufficient to provide heat, light, recharging facilities, hot drinks and basic food.

The situation in Oxford is made worse by low lying areas that are prone to flooding. Wade Adshade says the town needs to consider two locations, one on either side of the river as there are times when people can be stranded on one side or the other.

Dawn Thompson noted the recent hurricane isolated parts of the town with washouts on Kolbec and Roslin Roads, along with flooded streets in the downtown core.

Acting Mayor Rick Draper says flooding is a serious concern and that people could be trapped in the business area on Main Street. However, Rachel Jones, the town’s Chief Administrative Officer, suggested the warning system should motivate people to get out of troubled areas before they are sealed off by floodwaters.

Jones is going to gather information and bring recommendations to council in November.

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David McLeod

Of equal concern in Oxford was the fact the water was not potable because the power outage affected the chlorine treatment plant. Residents without electricity needed to boil their water before drinking or giving to pet but there was no way to communicate this warning. This same issue with the plant occurred during the last power outage and no one has explained why a generator was not installed at the plant.


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kurt fischer

I agree with David Macleod about the water treatment in Oxford and also about the back up power for the chlorine treatment plant. So my question is why is the Town of Oxford prepared to give the trail Assn. up to $2500.00 for trail repair when we could use that money for a generator?


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Rick Draper

The town is in the process of getting quotes for a generator for the chlorination system. The estimated cost is 6-8 thousand dollars.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to listen to recent interviews from our archive.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 9:05 AM

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources, is on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 9:05 AM

Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 10:45 AM

Pastor Mark Collins, faith leader, is on Morning Talk every Thursday at 10:45.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Radio and Six Rivers Country.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, the week in review, is aired on the Six Rivers Radio Network every Sunday morning. Listen at 9:00.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

A special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen is heard every Sunday at 2 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Music and Six Rivers Country.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Wednesday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Thursday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 7:00 PM

Bingo is held every Thursday at 7 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Saturday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

Hope Centre Online is a worship service every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 3:00 PM

Yoga is held every Sunday at 3 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, February 6, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Monday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Tuesday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

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