Sunday, October 28, 2012

South Shore Residents Should Prepare for Sandy

A senior forecaster says Nova Scotian's should prepare for high winds and heavy rain as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The late season hurricane is expected to reach the Maritimes late on Monday. The Canadian Hurricane Centre's Bob Robichaud says Maritimer's in general should be prepared for the possibility of power outages and storm surges in coastal communities. He says residents of Yarmouth and Tri-County area can expect the storm to begin with high winds and rain. It is still not know what the overall impact of Sandy will be for the South Shore. However, Robichaud is warning residents to be prepared. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia Power says they will have crews on standby in case of outages but the company isn't doing anything out of the ordinary in advance of the storm. The Canadian Red Cross issued a statement on Sunday urging people to prepare by stocking up on supplies like food, water, batteries, flashlights and a first aid kit. Hurricane Sandy could down trees and power lines and cause flooding. It is suggested a person have  enough supplies to last in an emergency for at least 72 hours.