Hurricane Fiona update

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:

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.

Information sources

Any public notices connected to power outages or other emergency management will be posted to our website’s front page and our Facebook/Twitter pages, so keep an eye on those.

Those who have subscribed to the Lunenburg Electric Utility email list will receive direct updates to their inbox. To subscribe, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Keep in mind that in the event of an outage, power restorations cannot take place during the storm for the safety of the workers. Also, note that the Town of Lunenburg is not included on NS Power’s outage map.

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.

Other references

• Lunenburg County REMO website: and Facebook
• Lunenburg’s Emergency Management page:
• The Town's  pdf Lunenburg Ready (425 KB) information

Stay safe!

 NSEMO Home Emergency Kit