Municipal Affairs and Environment
Transportation and Works

July 12, 2018

Public Advisory: Post Tropical Storm Expected

The Provincial Government continues to monitor Environment and Climate Change Canada forecast information on an approaching post-tropical storm system.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre is forecasting that the system will track over the Avalon Peninsula today. Heavy rainfall and high winds are anticipated and storm surge and high waves may occur in coastal areas tonight. Up to 70 millimetres of rain is expected in the eastern region of the island portion of the province, and wind is anticipated to reach 100 kilometres an hour in some areas. The Canadian Hurricane Centre provides additional information here: weather.gc.ca/hurricane/track e.html external link icon

Staff with the Department of Transportation and Works depots have been preparing for potential infrastructure issues. Crews are also monitoring culverts and highways for debris and water levels today and into Friday.

Residents are encouraged to prepare and maintain an emergency kit and to be ready to cope on their own for at least 72 hours, to allow first responders to help those in urgent need. Information regarding general emergency preparedness is available at www.getprepared.gc.ca external link icon.

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 www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=nl external link icon.

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Media contacts
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

Rod Drover
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 730-4607
rodneydrover@gov.nl.ca

2018 07 12                              9:55 a.m.