Sep
11
2019

Wind and rain forecasted could mean more downed trees

With many trees already damaged due to Hurricane Dorian - and rain and wind in the forecast for this afternoon and overnight - more trees and branches could fall. There is a risk of additional utility outages and more debris blocking roads.

Be prepared for continued or additional power outages. 

  • Charge devices when possible
  • Fill up generators and gas up vehicles, if necessary
  • Have emergency supplies on hand, such as a battery operated or wind up radio and flashlight, water, and non-perishable food.
  • Use caution while driving tonight. Slow down. Check 511.gov.pe.ca for updates on road closures.

The Provincial Emergency Operations Centre remains active and emergency measures staff are monitoring the situation and working to address the needs of Islanders. 

  • Provincial forestry staff are assisting Maritime Electric in clearing trees and cutting trail to get to areas that crews need to fix. 
  • Various municipalities have opened reception centres, if there is a local need. Contact your municipality for the latest updates on reception centres.
  • Provincial road crews are assisting with debris removal from roads and sidewalks and will begin curbside pickup of debris in the coming days. 
  • Islanders dealing with debris are reminded to place debris near the road, according to IWMC guidelines
  • If trees are too big to move, and they are not a safety hazard, leave the tree where it is for now. There will be further updates on debris removal plans next week. The clean-up will take some time, so there is no rush to bring debris curbside.

For more information visit, Staying Safe during a Power Outage

Media contact:
Katie MacDonald
Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
902-314-3996
katiemacdonald@gov.pe.ca
 

General Inquiries

Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
3rd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-5100
Fax: 902-368-5395

Highway Safety/Access PEI Inquiries: accesspeicharlottetown@gov.pe.ca

Road-Related Inquiries: roads@gov.pe.ca

All other TIE inquiries: 

DeptTIE@gov.pe.ca

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