Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Storm Response

Some residents of the Port Medway Road were left stranded and their belongings destroyed by the more than 200 millimetres of rainfall that pounded the province.

Councillor John Croft says residents were never warned about adjustments to the dam and the rapid increase in water levels it would cause.

Mike Macleod of the Queens County Emergency Measures Organization says residents were not personally contacted about changes in conditions.

"Most of the people that do live in these areas have been through these events before, and they know. But it's certainly no excuse on behalf of Queens E-M-O that communications can't be improved," says Macleod.

Councillor Croft requested that Macleod submit a full report on storm response measures undertook during the recent storm.