Saint John Emergency Management Organization (EMO) is advising parents and guardians to use their own discretion when deciding if they want their children to trick-or-treat outside Wednesday night this year. Officials with Saint John EMO met to discuss potential effects of the remnants of Hurricane Sandy.
“We expect the storm to bring rain and wind which could result in decreased visibility for motorists and blowing objects,” said Gerry Greene, Division Chief, Saint John Fire Department. “We are asking parents to make the decision for themselves.”
The Saint John Fire Department also reminds citizens to choose costumes that are visible at night. The Saint John Police Force is advising motorists and pedestrians to use extra caution on City streets.
City crews continue to check drainage basins and are asking residents to check drains around their properties, particularly for fallen leaves and debris. Crews have prepared barricades and equipment in the event there is flooding.
Saint John Water is monitoring water quality at Latimer Lake and Spruce Lake and crews have completed preparatory maintenance work in advance of the rainfall to ensure wastewater pumping stations and wastewater treatment facilities are prepared for heavy rains.
Please listen to local radio stations or check the City of Saint John website for updates.