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EMERGENCY OPERATIONS UPDATE 1 – Thursday September 02, 2021, 10:00 am, Remnants of Hurricane IDA

The Town’s EOC Control group have completed a meeting held at Town Hall at 10:00 am Thursday September 02, 2021. The EOC Control Group have activated the Town’s Emergency Operations Centre to Level 1 Active Monitoring effective at 10:00 am this morning.

We wish to provide an update of the preplanning of the Town’s Emergency Management Group related to this pending even.

Precautions to date.

  1. EOC Coordinator Horton was at Town Hall this morning to discuss the pending weather event. He will remain onsite this afternoon and through the early evening hours of September 02, 2021.
  2. The EOC Control Group has asked that Public Works schedule works crews though today to address drainage issues as they arise.
  3. A further assessment of increasing our complement of public works staff to address issues past the normal workday hours will be undertaken at 3:00 pm this afternoon.
  4. Public works are reviewing the pump deployment procedures for the Gateway Mall area and testing start-up.

Town residents and families new to the Town are asked to consider registering to receive emergency alerts issued by Sussex. You can register at the following link: https://ecc.sentinelsystems.ca/selfsub/index.php?c=sussex

The Town will issue further updates if the situation warrants.