Be Ready for Dangerous Storm - Emergency Management Office



    HALIFAX, Nov. 2 /CNW/ -

    
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    As Hurricane Noel approaches Nova Scotia, the Emergency Management Office
(EMO) reminds people of the importance of being prepared for weather-related
emergencies.
    It is also important to realize that tropical storms or hurricanes can be
very unpredictable, especially when it comes to coastal surges.
    EMO is closely monitoring the storm and Environment Canada forecasts and
is in close contact with municipal emergency measures co-ordinators,
departmental emergency staff, Public Safety Canada, Nova Scotia Power, RCMP,
the military and other partner agencies.
    Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister of Emergency Management, said, "people
can prepare for emergencies by having a kit with items such as a
battery-operated radio, extra batteries, a flashlight, canned food and a
supply of water."
    Nova Scotians should be prepared to cope with the impacts of a
weather-related emergency for at least 72 hours after the event.
    Craig MacLaughlan, chief executive officer of EMO, encourages people to
listen for weather updates.
    "One of the most important things individuals can do is listen for updated
weather information from Environment Canada or public-safety bulletins, and
then take any necessary precautions," he said. Additional information on
emergency preparedness is available on the EMO website at www.gov.ns.ca/emo.
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    FOR BROADCAST USE:

    As Hurricane Noel approaches Nova Scotia, the Emergency Management Office
is reminding people of the importance of being prepared for weather-related
emergencies.
    We should have enough supplies and food for at least the first 72 hours
after an emergency.
    Minister of Emergency Management Carolyn Bolivar-Getson says people can
prepare for an emergency by having a kit with items such as a battery-operated
radio, extra batteries, a flashlight, canned foods and bottled water.
    Tropical storms or hurricanes can be unpredictable and EMO is encouraging
people to listen for updated weather information from Environment Canada and
to take necessary precautions.
    




For further information:

For further information: Richard Perry, (902) 424-0284, Cell: (902)
221-6495, perryrg@gov.ns.ca

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