Hurricane Fiona is coming Friday evening through Saturday. There is a trough expected to bring rain starting this evening in advance of the storm. Environment Canada weather warnings are available here: https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/ns-21_metric_e.html
Before the storm
Lunenburg residents are urged to prepare for possible power outages and have enough food and water on hand to pdf shelter-in-place for 72 hours (302 KB) . Please refer to this pdf “Are You Ready” checklist (288 KB) from the N.S. Emergency Management Office for a complete list.
People with disabilities may have additional preparedness needs: see the pdf “Are You Ready Guide for Persons with Disabilities” (260 KB) .
Check on your neighbours, especially seniors or anyone with health or accessibility challenges who may need assistance.
Local radio station CKBW 98.1 Bridgwater will provide up-to-date information. Having a battery-powered or wind-up radio is ideal.
If you have an old-school basic telephone (not electronic) to plug into your landline port, do so.
During the storm
If you are a resident of Lunenburg and experience an outage or other emergency situation during the storm, please call:
• After-hours Outage Reporting 902-527-0150
• Office hours Outage Reporting 902-634-4410, ext. 3
If you are trapped or injured, call 911.
Lunenburg’s comfort centre is the Fire Hall; if/when the facility is opened the hours will be posted. Please note food is not provided; it is a warm place to charge devices only. We strongly recommend you do not venture onto the roads during the storm.
Please stay away from the shore for your safety – storm surges are expected to be high.
Do not bring barbecues or camp stoves inside your home to use due to the risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. Ensure generators are well-ventilated.
Be prepared to evacuate if advised by authorities.
• Lunenburg County REMO website: https://www.lunenburgremo.ca/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LunenburgREMO
• Lunenburg’s Emergency Management page: https://townoflunenburg.ca/emergency-management.html
• The Town's pdf Lunenburg Ready (425 KB) information