Kings County Emergency Management Office preparing for blizzard

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Source: Environment Canada

Kings County REMO is preparing for the impending blizzard.

Fire halls and community centres around Kings County will be at the ready to provide warmth and shelter in the event of widespread power outages during the blizzard conditions forecast for tonight and tomorrow.

Environment Canada is predicting blizzard-like conditions across the region into Jan. 3.

Locally, 20 to 30 cm of snow and winds in excess of 60 km/hr are predicted. Near-zero visibility could make driving conditions hazardous.

Brian Desloges, Kings County's manager of protective services, said Jan. 2 it is important to avoid travel during blizzard conditions. Warming centres would be available "after a blizzard is over."

Kings Region Emergency Management Organization (REMO)is advising residents that they should remain indoors until conditions improve. As prolonged periods of power outages are possible, Kings REMO will establish warming centres on an as-needed basis.

Residents without power and requiring shelter are asked to call  670-0910 for information on available services in their area. The following locations may serve as comfort stations in Kings County:

 

·         Kentville Fire Hall

·         Greenwich Fire Hall

·         New Minas Fire Hall

·         Canning Fire Hall

·         Aylesford Fire Hall

·         Acadia University

·         Kingston Lions Hall

·         Berwick Town Hall

·         Woodville Community Hall

·         Morristown Community Hall

·         Lake Paul Community Hall

Organizations: Kings County REMO, Environment Canada, Kings Region Emergency Management Organization Acadia University

Geographic location: Kings, Kentville, Woodville Community

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