Danny Breen Releases Message on Snowmageddon
St. John's Mayor Danny Breen released a message regarding Snowmageddon.
"One year ago this week we were getting ready for a snowstorm that we knew would be a big one, but we had no idea just how much that storm would impact our city and our organization. Many people called it ‘Snowmageddon’. I call it one of the greatest operational challenges the City of St. John’s has ever faced."
On January 17 at 11:00 am the mayor declared a state of emergency. This was the first time in over 34 years that a state of emergency was declared in St. John's.
Breen also thanked the staff that managed this crisis.
The communications staff responded to over 90 media inquiries and issued hundreds of communiques through their website and social media channels.
There were thousands of calls and emails with requests for information and support.