Municipal Affairs and Environment
March 2, 2017
Public Advisory: Adverse Weather Conditions Anticipated
The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Fire and Emergency Services (FES) is monitoring Environment and Climate Change Canada forecast information on an approaching weather system. Higher than normal water levels and pounding surf is expected along the south coast of Newfoundland from Cape Race to Port aux Basques late this evening and near midnight. These conditions are also expected along the west coast from the Bay of Islands to Cape Ray near midnight and overnight tonight. FES encourages residents to be cautious around coastlines and waterways during this time period.
Municipalities should ensure infrastructure such as roads, ditches and drains are clear of debris, and appropriate provisions are made for the delivery of services in the event the weather has a greater effect than anticipated.
Residents are reminded to follow the latest weather forecast for further alert bulletins and to take measures to ensure personal safety. More information regarding weather forecasts and warnings can be found at weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=nl .
Information regarding general emergency preparedness is available at www.getprepared.gc.ca/ .
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Media Relations Manager
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
2017 03 02 2:55 p.m.