News release

Preparing for Weather-Related Emergencies

As remnants of tropical storm Beryl approach Nova Scotia, the provincial Emergency Management Office (EMO) is reminding people of the importance of taking steps to prepare for weather-related emergencies. It is also important to realize that tropical storms can be very unpredictable.

EMO is monitoring the storm closely and will ensure current information is available to the public.

Craig MacLaughlan, chief executive officer of EMO, encourages people to listen for weather updates. "One of the most important things individuals can do is listen for updated weather information or public safety bulletins and then take any necessary precautions," he said.

Since hurricane season is upon us, people should be prepared to cope with the impacts of a weather related emergency for at least 72 hours following the event.

Ernest Fage, Minister of Emergency Management said, "people can prepare for emergencies by having a kit with items such as a battery-operated radio, extra batteries, a flashlight, canned food and a supply of water."

Additional information on emergency preparedness is available on the EMO website at www.gov.ns.ca/emo .

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As remnants of tropical storm Beryl approach Nova Scotia, the provincial Emergency Management Office is reminding people of the importance of being prepared for weather-related emergencies.

Tropical storms can be unpredictable and EMO is encouraging people to listen for updated weather information and take any necessary precautions.

Ernest Fage, Minister of Emergency Management says people can prepare for an emergency by having a kit with items such as a battery-operated radio, extra batteries, a flashlight, canned food and a supply of water.

Visit EMO's website at W-W-W dot gov dot N-S dot C-A slash E-M-O to obtain more information on emergency preparedness.

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Media Contact:

Natasha Sider
Emergency Management Office 902-424-0284 E-mail: