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Hurricane Dorian – Daily Provincial Recovery Update for Municipalities

Situation: 

As of 1:30 pm, 7,061 Maritime Electric customers on the Island remain without power.  Maritime Electric’s most recent status update is provided here:

Status Update – Thursday, September 12, 2019 – We made progress yesterday on some of the areas hardest hit by Dorian. The weather made work challenging at times and caused some fluctuating outages. We restored power to approximately 2,800 customers yesterday and there are 73 crews out working again today to restore power

We deployed a helicopter again this morning to double-check certain lines for more damage due to the weather we had yesterday. We found a few additional trees on lines during this aerial inspection, which some crews are working on now.

To report an outage or downed line, please call 1-800-670-1012 or report online.

As of 11:00 am Thursday, Summerside Electric has approximately 130 customers without power.  The utility expects all those customers without building damage will be restored before the weekend.

Reception Centres

Municipalities reporting their buildings are now open for regular operations during normal business hours.

In addition, as of 10 am today, there are 2 reception centres open:

Lot 11 Community Hall 82 Milligan’s Wharf Road 0800-1600 hrs
Resort Municipality 7591 Cawnpore Lane (Cavendish VIC) 0900-1700 hrs
Tignish Fire Hall (if required) 241 Church Street 1500-1900 hrs
Tyne Valley Fire Hall 7078 Route 12 1100-2300 hrs

REMEMBER TO CHECK ON YOUR NEIGHBOURS!

If you know of a neighbour who is vulnerable and without power, please check on them to make sure they are ok.

Food Banks

Government has provided funds to Island food banks so that any resident affected by Hurricane Dorian can avail themselves of the excellent food they provide.  Residents affected by Hurricane Dorian are encouraged to use this service when they are in need of food.

The Island Helpline

Residents who would like assistance dealing with anxiety or stress at this time may contact The Island Helpline for support.  The Island Helpline provides free, confidential emotional support and crisis intervention to Islanders of all ages.   Contact them at 1-800-218-2885 or visit their website at https://www.theislandhelpline.com/

Food and Fire Safety

Please refer to this information sheet for important food and fire safety information.

Debris Removal

Provincial road crews have been working diligently since Saturday to clear trees, branches and other debris from roads to ensure driver safety.

After debris removal from the roads is complete, provincial crews will assist with curbside debris pick-up from homes and businesses over the next few weeks.

Yard/tree debris must be bundled and placed near the road following Island Waste Management Corporation (IWMC) cleanup guidelines.

  • Twigs and branches should be bundled, tied and set out near the road
  • Make sure debris does not block traffic or pedestrian access
  • Each item (or bundle) must be less than 50 lb. and be 4 ft. or less in length
  • Do not use plastic bags, feed bags, or cardboard boxes for cleanup material

Yard/tree debris will not be collected with compost cart collection, but only through this special storm cleanup effort.  Regular compost collection will be limited to household organics only during this period.

Twigs, branches and storm debris can also be taken free of charge to any IWMC Waste Watch Drop-Off Centers until Saturday, September 21, 2019. Effective Wednesday, September 11, all drop-off centres will be open extended hours (8 am-4:30 pm – Monday through Saturday) until September 21.  Bulk loads do not need to be bagged or tied.

Visit Island Waste Management Corporation(link is external) for drop-off site locations. Some sites currently do not have power and these locations will remain closed until services are restored.  IWMC’s website will be updated as drop-off sites re-open.

Charlottetown and Summerside also have debris collection plans in place for their residents, however, residents are still welcome to drop-off debris at IWMC sites.

Municipalities or businesses with large loads of debris should contact IWMC directly to arrange a drop-off.

Road Closures

Please check 511 (by phone or online) for the latest information on road closures in your area.

Please remember, updates are also available through Island media outlets and on @peipublicsafety on Facebook and Twitter.

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The PEI Emergency Measures Organization (PEI EMO) has asked local municipalities to post these daily updates.

Hurricane Dorian impacted PEI Saturday and overnight into Sunday. All areas of the Province were impacted by tropical force or hurricane force winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge. Many Islanders are experiencing a prolonged power outage as well as communications issues.

TODAY’S UPDATES:

REMEMBER TO CHECK ON YOUR NEIGHBOURS!

If you know of a neighbour who is vulnerable and without power, please check on them to make sure they are ok.

Maritime Electric

As of September 11th at 10 am, Maritime Electric indicated there are 13346 customers without power. They continue to work to repair the damage.

Reception Centres

As of 10 am today, reception centres that have checked in with PEI EMO are:

North Shore Community Center 2120 Route 25
Murray River Community Hall 1084 Macinnis St
Cardigan Fire Hall 358 Shore Raod
Lower Montague Community Centre 179 Lower Mont Road
Milton Community Hall 78 New Glasgow Rd. Rte 224
Borden Carleton Arena 246 Main St.
Kensington Murray Christian Centre 15 School St
Lot 11 Community Hall 82 Milligan’s Wharf Road
Miscouche Fire Hall 15 Main St
St. Nicholas 3866 Rt 11
Resort Municipality 7591 Cawnpore Lane,
Cavendish VIC)

REMINDERS

Food and Fire Safety

Please refer to this information sheet for important food and fire safety information.

Debris Collection

Provincial road crews will be assisting in debris collection, once they have finished clearing Island roads and sidewalks. Residents are asked to bundle their debris and place it near the road, but not on the road. Keep safety in mind.

Road Closures

Please check 511 (by phone or online) for the latest information on road closures in your area. Please remember, updates are also available through Island media outlets and on @peipublicsafety on Facebook and Twitter.

Debris Removal after Storm: 

Provincial road crews have been working diligently since Saturday to clear trees, branches and other debris from roads to ensure driver safety.

After debris removal from the roads is complete, provincial crews will assist with curbside debris pick-up from homes and businesses over the next few weeks.

Yard/tree debris must be bundled and placed near the road following Island Waste Management Corporation (IWMC) cleanup guidelines.

  • Twigs and branches should be bundled, tied and set out near the road
  • Make sure debris does not block traffic or pedestrian access
  • Each item (or bundle) must be less than 50 lb. and be 4 ft. or less in length
  • Do not use plastic bags, feed bags, or cardboard boxes for cleanup material

Yard/tree debris will not be collected with compost cart collection, but only through this special storm cleanup effort.

Regular compost collection will be limited to household organics only during this period.

Twigs, branches and storm debris can also be taken free of charge to any IWMC Waste Watch Drop-Off Centers until Saturday, September 21, 2019. Effective Wednesday, September 11, all drop-off centres will be open extended hours

(8am-4:30pm – Monday through Saturday) until September 21. Bulk loads do not need to be bagged or tied.

Visit Island Waste Management Corporation for drop-off site locations. Some sites currently do not have power and these locations will remain closed until services are restored. IWMC’s website will be updated as drop-off sites reopen.

Charlottetown and Summerside also have debris collection plans in place for their residents, however residents are still welcome to drop-off debris at IWMC sites.

Municipalities or businesses with large loads of debris should contact IWMC directly to arrange drop-off.

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