Government To Nova Scotians: Begin To Prepare For Hurricane Teddy

Nova Scotia’s Emergency Management Office is reaching out to Nova Scotians telling them to take steps to help minimize risk and damage from Hurricane Teddy.

Nova Scotia is due to feel the effects of Hurricane Teddy early next week. As of now the track of the storm has landfall set in the province.

Nova Scotians are asked to prepare in advance and monitor local weather forecasts this weekend.

Remember that you need to continue to follow COVID-19 public health direction as you prepare. Stores often have longer lineups in advance of a storm, and physical distancing of two metres or six feet and masks are still required.

EMO is working with Environment Canada and other partners to identify possible local risk areas.

“Last year, we weathered Hurricane Dorian because we started preparing long before the storm arrived, and now it’s time to get ready again,” said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Chuck Porter.

“Being prepared is the best thing we can do for ourselves and our neighbours and everyone needs to do their part.”

The province reminds Nova Scotians that strong winds, heavy rains and storm and power surges can cause significant damage.

The basic checklist includes:

  • enough food and water for 72 hours

  • monitoring local media outlets for updates

  • securing gates, doors and windows

  •  moving yard furniture and securing trash cans, hanging plants and anything that can be picked up by wind

  • checking radio batteries

  • filling vehicles with gas and parking them away from trees

  • keeping pets inside

  • moving any type of watercraft to high ground

  • ensuring the safety of you and your family

  • checking on neighbours

  • if the power goes out, do not leave candles unattended

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