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Region of Queens Municipality

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The Council of Region of Queens Municipality has established an emergency planning group in order to provide a prompt and coordinated response to emergencies throughout Queens County. The emergency service providers include fire, police, ambulance, health, municipal, Transportation, Community Services, Natural Resources, Ground Search and Rescue, and communications.

The Emergency Management Organization (EMO) of Nova Scotia is also available to assist in the case of an emergency in Queens. Check out the EMO Nova Scotia website for general information and on being prepared or contact our Emergency Management Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone: 902-350-1413.

When a pending or real emergency situation arises in our community, you should have a battery or crank powered radio available and tune into our local radio stations, CKBW (94.5 FM), COUNTRY (100.7 FM)or QCCR (99.3FM) for updates and important information.

 

Current or Developing Situations:

Storm Watch - Hurricane Teddy

9:00 am, Wednesday, September 23, 2020:  The Wind Warning and Storm Surge Warning issued by Environment Canada for Queens County have ended, and there currently is only a Rainfall Warning in effect. Rain, at times heavy, is expected and will gradually dissipate from west to east across the province as Post Tropical Storm Teddy departs the region, heading towards Newfoundland. Total rainfall will exceed 50 mm in most areas with some areas exceeding 100 mm.  Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

The public may monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada at: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns4

 

3:11 pm, Tuesday, September 22, 2020: While we are still in the early stages of the storm, and at present, haven't lost power or other services, it is good to "Get Prepared". Having a list of important contact numbers near your phone will be a help if you need it.

Following are some important phone numbers:

Nova Scotia Power Outage Line (call to report a power outage and to get updates on expected restoration times. If you don't report an outage at your address, they may not be aware that the outage impacts your home)

1-877-428-6004

Bell Aliant Outage Line (call to report service outages)

611 or 1-800-663-2600

Eastlink Outage Line (call to report service outages)

1-888-345-1111

In the case of an emergency, call 911.

For non-emergencies, please call the non emergency line for the organization you require in your community:

Queens RCMP Detachment - 902-354-5721

Greenfield & District Volunteer Fire Department - 902-685-2174

Liverpool Fire Fighters Association - 902-354-4530

Mill Village & District Fire Department - 902-527-3120

North Queens Fire Association - 902-682-2696

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12:15 pm, Tuesday, September 22, 2020:  Queens County currently has a Rainfall Warning, Storm Surge Warning, Wind Warning,and Tropical Storm Warning in place by Environment Canada with regard to Hurricane Teddy.  In Our area, the worst effects of the Hurricane are expected during the day and evening on Tuesday, September 22, with the Rain Fall Warning continueing into Wednesday.  Environment Canada advises that rain, at times heavy, is expected, with total rainfall amounts of 50 to 75 mm, possibly reaching 100 mm in areas of heaviest rain. The initial rain bands ahead of Hurricane Teddy will reach the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia late this morning. Rain will be heavy at times through the afternoon and then diminish somewhat in the evening. A second burst of heavier rain is expected just ahead of Teddy as it approaches the coast overnight and into Wednesday morning. Total amounts may exceed 50 mm by 6 a.m. Wednesday, with total rainfall possibly reaching 100 mm in areas of heaviest rain by Wednesday night. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. 
Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Storm surge and very large breaking waves are the main concern and could pose a significant threat. This morning 3-4 metre waves at the coast will build to 7-9 metres late in the day, with waves breaking higher along parts of the coast from Yarmouth to Cape Breton. The high waves will persist into the overnight period. Outside of the times for high tide, there is still a threat for very large waves, rough and pounding surf, and local overwash. The public should exercise extreme caution, as this is a potentially dangerous situation. High waves combined with the surge may cause damage along the coast, and rip currents. Stay away from affected shorelines. Coastal flooding is possible along shorelines.

Tropical storm force northeasterly winds will develop across much of Nova Scotia ahead of Hurricane Teddy today. Winds are expected to gust to 80 to 100 km/h over exposed areas and along parts of the coast this afternoon and evening. These winds could break tree branches potentially resulting in downed utility lines. Secure loose objects on your property and anticipate power interruptions. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds near 65 km/h or more) are expected over parts of the region within 24 hours. By nature, a tropical storm also implies the threat of local flooding from heavy rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns4

Residents are reminded to be prepared - do you have an emergency kit prepared? Your emergency kit should help you to shelter in place for up to 72 hours, if needed. Here is a link to a list of items to include in your basic emergency kit: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/bsc-kt-en.aspx and another prepared by the province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca/alerts/hurricane-teddy/docs/are-you-ready-EN.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1ghYQfnd3zIWZFTudPZT4zJrnaMmilJBc2ccz1nWmRHBNehmiIqfiGr1w

 

4:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2020:  A Wind Warning, a Storm Surge Warning, and a Tropic Storm Warning are in effect for Queens County in anticipation of Hurricane Teddy, expected to impact the province on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Wind Warning:  Strong winds may cause damage are expected or occurring, with maximum gusts: northeasterly 90 to 100 km/h along parts of the coast, along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia from Digby County to Victoria County from Tuesday afternoon until late Tuesday evening.  Winds will strengthen over the coast of Nova Scotia on Tuesday as Teddy approaches from the south. Winds will reach warning criteria over the Atlantic and lower Fundy coasts of mainland Nova Scotia on Tuesday afternoon.  Late Tuesday evening and into the overnight hours, winds will shift to southeasterly and diminish somewhat over eastern Nova Scotia before strengthening again overnight and Wednesday morning as Teddy crosses the province. Winds will remain near warning criteria over western mainland Nova Scotia through the night as they shift to northwesterly.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.


Storm surge warning:  High Storm Surge levels and very large waves are expected to impact the coast, with maximum storm surge water levels up to 50 cm, and maximum wave heights of 7 to 9 metres, breaking higher along parts of the coast, in areas from Yarmouth County east to Guysborough.  For the Southwest Shore the storm surge is expected near high tides on Tuesday morning and Tuesday evening. The main risk is for very large waves, rough and pounding surf and a threat for rip currents. On Tuesday morning 3-4 metre waves at the coast will build to 7-9 metres late in the day, with waves breaking higher along parts of the coast. Outside of the times for high tide there is still a threat for very large waves, rough and pounding surf, and local overwash. The public should observe extreme caution. High waves combined with the surge may cause damage along the coast. Coastal erosion is likely in vulnerable areas. Coastal flooding is possible along the shoreline. Storm surge warnings are issued when water levels pose a threat to coastal regions.


Tropical storm warning: Tropical storm force winds of 60 gusting to 90 km/h over exposed areas from Tropical Storm Teddy can be expected over  Queens County.  Tropical storm force winds ahead of Hurricane Teddy expected to begin affecting parts of Nova Scotia late on Tuesday, accompanied by rain at times heavy in the afternoon and evening, with potential wind gusts of 65 to 100 km/h over exposed areas and along parts of the coast. Coastal regions of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton from noon Tuesday into late Wednesday. Tropical storm force northeasterly winds will develop across much of Nova Scotia ahead of Hurricane Teddy on Tuesday. Winds are expected to gust to 80 to 100 km/h over exposed areas and along parts of the coast Tuesday afternoon and evening. These winds could break tree branches potentially resulting in downed utility lines.

Stay away from the shore - the combination of surge and large waves could result in dangerous rip currents and the risk of being pulled out to sea. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds near 65 km/h or more) are expected over parts of the region within 24 hours. By nature, a tropical storm also implies the threat of local flooding from heavy rainfall.

 

Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns4

Residents are reminded to be prepared - do you have an emergency kit prepared? Your emergency kit should help you to shelter in place for up to 72 hours, if needed. Here is a link to a list of items to include in your basic emergency kit: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/bsc-kt-en.aspx

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9:23 a.m, Monday, September 21, 2020:  In preparation of the arrival of Hurricane Teddy, Environment Canada has issued warnings and watches for different areas across Nova Scotia. There is a Wind Warning, a Tropical Storm Watch, and a Special Weather Statement in place for Queens County.

While it is still too early to predict specific numbers, they have stated some expected impacts from the storm. Please check Environment Canada's Warnings, Watches and Statements page for updates on what to expect as the storm gets closer: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns4

As of the most recent updates (at 4:50 a.m., Sept. 21, 2020), strong winds that may cause damage are expected or may be occurring. Maximum gusts: northeasterly 90 km/h along parts of the coast.

Locations: Along the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia.

Time span: Tuesday afternoon until late Tuesday evening.

Tropical storm force northeasterly winds are expected to develop across much of Nova Scotia ahead of Hurricane Teddy on Tuesday. Winds are expected to gust to 80 to 100 km/h over exposed areas and along parts of the coast Tuesday afternoon and evening. Another period of strong winds is possible Wednesday morning over easternmost sections of Nova Scotia as Teddy makes its closest approach to the province. Storm surge in coastal areas of Nova Scotia, and heavy rain are also expected, although it is unsure at this point in time which areas will be most affected by these.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds near 65 km/h or more) are possible over parts of the region within 36 hours.

Residents are reminded to be prepared - do you have an emergency kit prepared? Your emergency kit should help you to shelter in place for up to 72 hours, if needed. Here is a link to a list of items to include in your basic emergency kit: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/bsc-kt-en.aspx

#BeSafe #Getprepared #NSstorm

Support for Resident of Region of Queens Municipality with Dry Wells

The following list will be updated periodically, as new information is added about supports available to residents with dry wells.

September 2, 2020: If you have a dry well, please note that shower facilities, toilets and drinking water at Thomas H. Raddall Provincial Park are available by appointment. Call the Park in advance at 902-683-2664, to book a time. The comfort station is open between 1:30 and 3:30 pm daily for public access to showers, toilets and drinking water.

Facilities will be closed to campers during the public access period and reopened for campers after cleaning.

Thomas Raddall Provincial Park is located at 529 Raddall Park Road, Port Joli.

August 31, 2020:  If you have a dry well, please note that shower facilities at Queens Place Emera Centre, 50 Queens Place Dr., Liverpool  are availble by appointment. Please read the following information and contact the information desk at 902-354-4422 to book your appointment.  Click here for a PDF of the poster.

Public Showers Poster September 1 2020



 

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