The Province prepares for Hurricane Teddy impacts
Islanders should complete their preparations for Hurricane Teddy today before its arrival in Atlantic Canada.
Most communities across the province can expect to see impacts from Hurricane Teddy by mid-day Tuesday.
“Although we have heard that Teddy isn’t quite the same as Dorian, it’s always a good plan to be prepared for the worst while we hope for the best. It’s also a good reminder for us all to take some time to check in our loved ones and neighbours to make sure they are prepared as well.”
- Justice and Public Safety Minister Bloyce Thompson
The PEI Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is working closely in advance of Teddy’s arrival with government departments, municipalities, community organizations and agency partners.
Islanders are encouraged to update the supplies of their emergency kits to include provisions like non-medical masks, hand sanitizer and additional food, water, heat and fuel supplies that will sustain households for up to five days.
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Household preparations can include:
- making a household emergency plan to help everyone know what to do in case of emergency;
- updating your preparedness kits, including extra food, pet supplies, water, masks and hand sanitizer for five days;
- bringing in or tying down furniture, play equipment, barbeques or anything that can become projectiles in high winds;
- ensuring adequate fuel supplies;
- replacing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms; and
- keeping up with the latest information from reliable sources.
It is also important to respect public health measures while replenish supplies, and when checking on loved ones and neighbours.