Sunday, September 5, 2010

EMO and Earl

The Regional Emergency Management Co-ordinator for Lunenburg County, the Municipality of the District of Chester, the Town of Bridgewater and Mahone Bay says its Earl created a busy afternoon.

However, Heather MacKenzie-Carey says it appears the area has escaped any really serious damage from the storm.

"We've certainly had some pretty strong winds and heavy rain. We have a number of power outages and some trees down on the line... From an EMO point of view, we've had no requests from first responders," says MacKenzie-Carey.

The R-C-M-P have closed the road to Peggy's Cove to keep curious storm-watchers away from the dangerous, pounding surf.

There were also numerous flight cancellations at airports all across the Maritimes.


The Lahave Ferry is heading back out on the water.

The service was shut down in anticipation of hurricane Earl

Bernie Ostebo with the Lahave ferry service said yesterday, the worst of the weather has passed.

We're expecting a little more wind to shift around here after the storm passes through. Possibly some more heavy rain showers but the storm has subsided now so it should be good for transporting the public back and forth," says Ostebo.

Ostebo says they were prepared for the worst but the severe damage they expected never materialized in the harbour.

"There's no visible damage around here anywhere. But where inside here, in the bay, in the mouth of the river. were pretty well protected from real heavy stuff," says Ostebo.

Ferry service was up and running at 1 pm on Saturday.