Nova Scotia Power Ready For Bad Weather

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 16:19 PM

A spokesperson from Nova Scotia Power is saying they're ready for the impending storm.

Beverly Ware says they've opened their emergency Operations Centre which will be the hub as crews across the province battle winds up to 100 kms/hour.

She says individuals should also be taking steps to prepare themselves

"Ensuring that you have an emergency kit on hand and that should include flashlights, a battery powered radio so you can get the most up to date information from your local radio station, [and] water."

Ware says they have crews ready across the South Shore to deal with damage as soon as it's safe to do so.

"The key issue for our crews during this particular storm is wind. It can be unsafe for our crews to go up in the bucket trucks when the winds get up to the 80-90 kilometer range."

She says if the power does go out, people should keep their eyes on the NSP Facebook page and website for the latest time estimates for when it will be restored. She says if you're without internet you can also call at 1-877-428-6004