21
sep
2020

The Province prepares for Hurricane Teddy impacts

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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. 

Follow reliable information sources such as local media, PEI Public Safety and the provincial Storm Response page for regular updates throughout the storm. 

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


Backgrounder:

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.

Renseignements généraux

Public Safety Division
PO Box 911
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7L9

PEI Border Entry Inquires 
Phone: 902-368-5025 
Email: publicsafety@gov.pe.ca

General Inquries
Phone: 902-894-0385
Toll-free: 1-877-894-0385
Fax: 902-368-6362

publicsafety@gov.pe.ca

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