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Residents urged to prepare 72-hour emergency kit before Hurricane Dorian’s arrival

Hurricane Dorian is wreaking havoc on the east coast of the United States. It is expected to begin tracking northeastward toward Atlantic Canada bringing heavy rain and strong winds to parts of Atlantic Canada on Saturday into Sunday. Dorian is anticipated to arrive as either a category one hurricane or a strong post-tropical storm.

The greatest impact from this system is rainfall, which could meet or exceed warning criteria (50 mm or more in 24 hours) beginning late on Saturday especially in the southeast of the province.

Significant winds appear to be just below warning criteria and will need to be monitored for the potential of major impacts.

In the past, heavy winds have taken down trees in Riverview which caused power outages.

Residents should be prepared to be self-sustaining for at least 72 hours during an emergency. In case of a power outage, the following tips actions are recommended:

• Have non-perishable food and water for each family member including pets, plus flashlights and a battery-operated radio
• Fuel portable generators and vehicles
• Check on neighbours, especially those with disabilities or medical needs

For more information on how to prepare for emergencies, including how to create an emergency kit, please visit the Town of Riverview’s Emergency Preparedness page. 

To report a fallen power line or check the status of a power outage, visit www.nbpower.com.

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