Fiona: 15,000 customers without power 13 days after storm


Greater than 15,000 clients are nonetheless with out energy in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island nearly two weeks after post-tropical storm Fiona made landfall within the area on Sept. 23.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, Nova Scotia Energy was reporting 1,528 energetic outages affecting 6,580 clients, with most outages in Cape Breton and Pictou County. It seems energy has now been restored to a lot of the Truro space.

Based on the most recent outage map, it’s estimated energy might be restored to all Nova Scotians by Sunday.

In a Twitter replace Thursday morning, the utility mentioned there are greater than 900 crew members engaged on restoration efforts in northeastern Nova Scotia. Extra crews might be moved into the area later within the day.

Nova Scotia Energy says its principal problem continues to be single-customer outages, with over 1,000 remaining within the area.

The continued outages and restoration efforts prompted the Nova Scotia authorities to declare a state of emergency in 9 counties within the northern space of Nova Scotia on Wednesday.

The province says the state of emergency will enable the army to carry out civilian street work and supply legal responsibility protection. It should stay in impact for 14 days, except the federal government terminates or extends it.


On Prince Edward Island, 9,231 Maritime Electrical clients have been nonetheless with out energy as of Thursday morning. The biggest focus of shoppers stays within the Charlottetown space.

5 faculties stay closed on the island Thursday.

A begin date has but to introduced for École Évangéline lessons to maneuver to to L’Exposition Agricole et le Pageant Acadien grounds. Prince Road Elementary, Queen Charlotte Intermediate, St. Jean Elementary and West Kent faculties additionally stay closed.

In a tweet Wednesday, town of Charlottetown urged residents to steer clear of areas surrounding closed faculties and the place energy crews are working.

The Metropolis of Charlottetown says Hearth Station #1 on Kent Road is open Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for anybody in want of a consolation centre.

The provincial authorities has additionally compiled an inventory of reception centres open throughout the island.

In its newest press launch, the P.E.I. authorities reminded individuals they will contact the Canadian Crimson Cross at 1-800-863-6582, or via their web site, in the event that they want momentary emergency shelter. 


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