More than 5,500 customers still without power in N.S. and P.E.I.


More than 5,500 customers are still without power in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island two weeks after post-tropical storm Fiona made landfall in the area on Sept. 23.

As of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nova Scotia Power was reporting 239 lively outages affecting 461 customers, with most outages in Pictou County and Colchester County.

It is estimated power shall be restored to all Nova Scotians by Sunday, although Nova Scotia Power mentioned in a Thursday afternoon press launch it’s attainable some particular person customers could possibly be without power past the weekend given the intensive injury.

On Saturday, Nova Scotia Power tweeted there had been extra than 1,300 crew members working to revive power.

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

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


On Prince Edward Island, 5,225 Maritime Electric customers had been still without power as of Sunday morning. The largest focus of customers continues to be in the Charlottetown space.

Maritime Electric tweeted there are extra than 240 crew members on the bottom working to revive power throughout the province as of Sunday morning.

In a tweet Saturday, town of Charlottetown mentioned Fire Station #1 on Kent Street will stay open over the Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday to Monday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for anybody in want of Wi-Fi, water, snacks or electrical energy.

The provincial authorities has additionally compiled an inventory of reception centres open throughout the island. Community helps, together with meals banks, are additionally still obtainable to all residents.

P.E.I. residents can contact the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-863-6582, or by their web site, if they’ve any quick wants.

The province says an estimated $60 million {dollars} has been allotted for packages and providers for residents, neighborhood organizations, small companies, and municipalities, in addition to anticipated clean-up and restore prices.

In a launch Saturday, the province mentioned extra than 20,000 households have acquired the one-time monetary help fee of $250.

Further monetary helps for major industries is anticipated in the approaching weeks.


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