Hants County residents warned of potential localized flooding

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The Regional Emergency Management Office (REMO) for Hants West advises residents to monitor forecasts and weather warnings over the weekend with warmer temperatures and the potential for significant rainfall and freezing rain in the area.

Snowpack from this week's storm, warm temperatures and rainfall could combine to produce localized flooding. The public is reminded to remain vigilant and to take precautions such as clearing drains and staying clear of moving water.

REMO officials will be working with their partners by closely monitoring the situation over the weekend. The public may notice fluctuations in the Avon River system, including Lake Pisiquid, as water levels are adjusted to accommodate the potential for increased water flows from precipitation and runoff.

With the potential for a prolonged period of freezing rain, residents are reminded to have a family emergency 72-hour kit ready should there be extended power outages. Details on creating a family emergency 72-hour kit can be found at Nova Scotia EMO's website at http://novascotia.ca/just/EMO.

 

Organizations: Regional Emergency Management Office, Nova Scotia EMO

Geographic location: Hants County, Hants West, Avon River Lake Pisiquid

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