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Provincial government asking residents to be prepared

The Provincial Government is asking people to plan ahead for the severe weather that will impact the province this weekend.

Residents are encouraged to monitor the forecast for the most up-to-date information.

The public and local governments are reminded to ensure roads, ditches and drains are clear of debris, review and have ready emergency plans, and keep residents informed of potential impacts.

Have a basic emergency kit and vehicle emergency kit prepared for at least 72 hours, with food. You should ensure an ample amount of baby supplies, such as formula and diapers along with medications, medical supplies and other essential personal items.

Plan in advance to have your vehicles fueled and to have cash on hand.

Be prepared to move inland and go to higher ground.

Ensure that boats are secured and that items outside of sheds and stages are secured such as BBQs, propane tanks and gasoline containers.

First responders and members of the public wishing to report urgent highway conditions, or motorists looking for recent road condition information can contact the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure:

  • Avalon: 709-729-7669

  • Eastern: 709-466-4160

  • Central: 709-292-4444

  • Western: 709-635-4144

  • Labrador: 709-896-7888


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