Hurricane Fiona Updates
- Published: Friday, 23 September 2022 10:47
HURRICANE FIONA SUPPORT
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA
Nova Scotians who have been severely impacted by hurricane Fiona will receive financial support from the Government of Nova Scotia. Visit this website for more details: https://novascotia.ca/hurricane-fiona-support/
information for registering for direct assistance with Red Cross:
Phone: 1-800-863-6582 between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. ADT
FIONA DEBRIS COLLECTION
PUBLIC WORKS NOTICE (10/18/2022)
The Town of Trenton Public Works Dept. began curbside debris collection three weeks ago with Glass Street. As of today (October 17), Public Works is now clearing debris on Duke Street. We expect to complete one full sweep of the Town by Friday, October 28, 2022.
October 28 will be the final day for collection as work required prior to the winter season is fast approaching. For this reason, we cannot complete a second sweep of the Town.
If you can transport your debris, there are two locations available for drop off:
- Pictou County Solid Waste (PCSW) located at 220 Landfill Road, Mount William will continue to waive tipping fees for tree debris until at least Monday, October 31, 2022.
- E&R Langille Contracting at their Langille Yard Road location (NOT Little Harbour Road) will also accept tree debris free of charge.
Regarding Leaf Pick Up:
PCSW Town Leaf Pickup is scheduled in Trenton for Friday, November 18, 2022.For more info, visit: www.pcwastemgmt.com
We knew Town clean-up would be a lengthy process, and our small crew has been working hard to complete debris collection. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all do our best to clean up the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona.
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS & EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Hurricane Fiona is expected to hit Atlantic Canada on September 23rd and 24th bringing heavy rainfall and strong winds.
For the latest updates and to learn more on how to prepare, here are important links & contacts:
WEATHER ALERTS FOR PICTOU COUNTY
REMO PICTOU COUNTY (Regional Emergency Management Organization Pictou County)
REMO Facebook Page
Town of Trenton Public Works
Main Line: 902-752-6907
Trenton Fire Department
TFD Facebook Page
pdf TFD Hurricane Safety Checklist (309 KB)
New Glasgow Regional Police
Non-Emergency Line: 902-752-1941
NGRP Facebook Page
Emergency Preparedness Information & Alerts in Nova Scotia:
Nova Scotia Alerts Website
NS Emergency Management Office (EMO):
- 911 - This is for emergencies only. If someone's health, safety or property is threatened and help is needed right away, call 9-1-1.
- Emergencies include:
- Serious Accident
- Crime in Progress
- Emergency Medical Situation
- 811 - for health information and advice when you have a health concern or question.
- 511 - for information about provincial roads in Nova Scotia.
- 211 - for community and social services.
OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
- Power Outage: 1-877-428-6004
- Bell Aliant Outage: 611 or 1-800-663-2600
- Eastlink Outage: 1-888-345-1111
- Drinking Water Safety: 1-877-936-8476
- Food Safety: 1-877-252-FOOD (3663)
- Forest Fires: 1-800-565-2224
- Poaching: 1-800-565-2224
- Wildlife - Emergency Situations: 1-800-565-2224
- Environmental Emergencies (such as oil spills and gas leaks): 1-800-565-1633
- Emergency Management Office: 1-866-424-5620
Viola's Place Homeless Shelter
Viola's Place Website
Viola's Place Facebook Page
Notice(09/23/2022): "Viola’s Place will remain open for shelter and safety while Hurricane Fiona passes over us. Thank you so much to our incredible volunteers and staff who pulled together to ensure that we have 24 hour support in place during this time. Be Safe everyone".
Nova Scotians are encouraged to be ready to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency.
Being prepared means:
- Knowing the risks
- Develpoing a plan
- Preparing a kit
As you get storm ready, ensure you have enough food and water for 72 hours as well as first aid supplies, gas in your car, batteries for flashlights and radios, and that prescriptions are filled. Basic Emergency Kit
Safety tips on what to do before, during, and after a power outage.
Nova Scotia Power
NSP Facebook Page
How to report an outage:
Damaged meter mast? Please contact a certified electrician to make repairs before crews can safely restore your power.
Heavy rainfall is expected in parts of the province with Hurricane Fiona and may result in flooding. Is your home and property prepared?