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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Residents Reminded To Always Be Prepared For Extreme Weather
Monday, December 22, 2008 - In light of strong winds overnight and today, residents are reminded of the importance of being prepared for extreme weather events.
Build a portable kit that contains enough for 3 days and keep it in an easy to carry bag or container for transport in case of evacuation. Your kit should include water, food, first aid supplies, a change of clothing, blanket or sleeping bag, emergency tools (flashlights, radio, batteries) and special items for infants, elderly or the disabled.
HRM Snow and Ice crews are out in force clearing streets throughout the municipality. Motorists are reminded to not park on streets while snow & ice operations are underway and that the Winter Overnight Parking Ban is in effect.
Due to damaged and downed trees, Point Pleasant Park is closed until further notice. Clean up efforts are underway.
Personnel from HRM's Emergency Measures Office(EMO) continue to liaise with relevant agencies to assess the storm and its effects and will respond as conditions require.
Various areas of HRM are experiencing power outages. For outage information please contact Nova Scotia Power Inc. at 1-877-428-6004 or visit www.nspower.ca
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Contact: James Campbell
Project Manager, HRM External & Corporate Affairs