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City prepares for potential impacts of Hurricane Teddy and advises residents to stay connected for updates

18-Sep-2020

The City of Saint John and Saint John Emergency Management Organization (SJEMO) are tracking the path of Hurricane Teddy and preparing for its potential arrival in the Atlantic region as early as Tuesday, September 22.

Residents are advised to take some time this weekend to check their eaves troughs and drainage swales, as well as catch basins or ditches on or near their property for debris. It is also a good time to safely secure and/or store outside furniture and other loose items.

Further information will be provided early next week as the storm approaches the Atlantic provinces and its impact to our region is better known.  

With any major weather event, there is always the risk of localized flooding and power outages. The SJEMO recommends having your home 72-hour emergency kits checked, restocked, and ready to go. We also recommend signing up for alerts and notifications. For more information, visit www.getprepared.gc.ca

“Now is a great time for residents to sign up for Sentinel, our Emergency Alerts System,” said Saint John EMO Manager Mike Carr. “Subscribing to the service is free and allows the SJEMO to reach you by phone, email or text message with emergency notifications. By staying connected, we are helping to keep our community safe.”

To sign up to receive emergency notifications, visit the City's Emergency Alert System on www.saintjohn.ca.

To sign up for daily municipal news and updates, visit www.saintjohn.ca and register for E-notifications.



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