September 10, 2019 | by: aprilzwicker

And the Repairs Continue from Hurricane Dorian

Three days after Hurricane Dorian ravaged  the east coast, we are still dealing with the aftermath. Schools across the province are closed again today as cleanup continues. With 100,000 customers still without power, officials as it could be up to a week for power to be restored in some areas of the province.

If you are without power, some safety tip to keep in mind from Nova Scotia’s Emergency Management Office:
* Use flashlights or battery-operated lanterns instead of candles or hurricane lamps. If using candles, place in a secure holder and cover with a glass chimney, away from children and pets.
* Propane and charcoal barbecues are for outdoor use only. Do not bring them inside.
* Portable generators should only be used outdoors and carefully located so exhaust fumes do not enter the home. Allow the generator to cool before refuelling.
* Use only portable space heaters designed for indoor use and follow the instructions. Provide adequate ventilation by opening a window slightly. Before refuelling, turn off heater, wait for it to cool and refuel outside.
* Make sure electric stove elements and small appliances are OFF or unplugged to prevent fires when the electricity is restored.

An article from CBC News on what foods to throw away from your fridge:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/dorian-power-outage-fridge-food-spoilage-1.5275354

Hang in there!