Sep
23
2020

PEI Emergency Measures Organizations prepares for recovery efforts

Government, public utilities, road crews and municipal partners continue to work together to shift from preparedness to potential recovery efforts across Island communities. 

Post-tropical storm Teddy continues to impact communities across the province. Islanders are encouraged to remain vigilant and to stay home as much as possible until the impacts of the post-tropical storm are understood. The safety and wellbeing of Islanders remains a top priority.

Provincial road crews, municipal and community partners are ready to begin an on the ground assessment of Teddy’s impacts and begin restoration work, if needed, as early as tomorrow morning.

Key activities include:

  • Road crews will be clearing the provincial roads of potential debris;
  • Schools in the Public School Branch and La Commission scolaire de langue française are closed for the day;
  • Island Waste Management deferred regular Wednesday curbside pickup for the Eastern Region to Saturday;
  • Confederation Bridge implemented high-sided vehicle restrictions;
  • Northumberland Ferries cancelled sailings for the day; and
  • Emergency Measures Organization will continue to work closely with municipalities and help Islanders locate their reception centre, if operational.  

PEI EMO continues to support public utilities like Maritime Electric, Bell Alliant and Eastlink on an expedited travel process for out of region crews if needed for restoration efforts. Crews arriving from outside of the Atlantic region would be required to follow all public health measures and to work-isolate for the duration of their time in Prince Edward Island.

In the coming days, depending on the impacts of post-tropical storm Teddy, Islanders are reminded to:

  • Use generators safely outside only and at least five feet away from anything that can catch fire, and always allow them to cool before refueling; 
  • Contact your local municipality for reception centre openings and closures;
  • Call ahead to confirm any health appointments before traveling;
  • Take photos and videos to use when reporting damages to your insurance company;
  • Always call 911 in case of any emergency; and
  • Get reliable information from local media, @peipublicsafety on Facebook and Twitter, as well as municipal and community social media pages. 

The Province is thankful to all first responders such as law enforcement, Island EMS and firefighters and to municipalities, community partners and Islanders who are all working together to support the provincial recovery efforts for post-tropical storm Teddy. 

For the latest information on the provincial storm response, visit Storm Response.

Media contact:
Vicki Tse
Department of Justice and Public Safety
vickitse@gov.pe.ca

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