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RCMP CONTINUE WARN THE PUBLIC TO STAY AWAY FROM COASTLINES AS HURRICANE BILL APPROACHES
Saturday, August 22, 2008 Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), N.S. Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Halifax District are continuing to warn the public to stay away from coastlines as Hurricane Bill approaches. With Environment Canada predicting high sea swells and wayward waves along the coast, it posses an extreme threat to individuals as you can easily be knocked over and pulled out to sea.
RCMP is also concerned with individuals who may believe this maybe a prime time for surfing and sightseeing and cannot stress enough the extreme danger this storm will have with dangerous surf conditions.
There could also be an abundance of rain associated with this storm, and water will pool on the highways and roadways and will make hydro-plaining a huge possibility. RCMP is advising the public to slow down and give yourself extra time if you are traveling. If the rain fall becomes too heavy and it is necessary to pull off the highway, pull off to the shoulders as much as you can and activate your four way hazard lights.
Please check with the N.S. EMO website for emergency updates at http://emo.gov.ns.ca/
Cpl. Joe Taplin
Royal Canadian Mounted Police