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Fiona: Crews, Military Helping Power Restoration Efforts

By Kevin Northup Sep 27, 2022 | 12:19 PM

(Photo: NS Power on Twitter)

It’s day four of no power for thousands of Nova Scotians after Hurricane Fiona.

This hour, over 130-thousand Nova Scotia Power customers are still in the dark.

Over one thousand crew members are on the ground, and their main priority is getting major outages restored first.

NS Power President and CEO Peter Gregg took to Twitter to thank all the crews.

“We couldn’t do this without the crews that travelled from away to help us. They are working safely alongside our crews, and their employees are very dedicated,” says Gregg.

About half of all customers have had their power restored.

Military personnel are helping to cut down trees and branches from power lines.

A state of emergency remains in effect in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

Some areas are still saying Thursday for an estimated restoration time.

Trudeau To Visit:

The Prime Minister will be in Atlantic Canada and is expected to view some of the damage caused by Fiona.

Justin Trudeau will attend private meetings in Stanley Bridge, PEI and in Sydney, Nova Scotia today.

He’ll meet with local MP’s and other dignitaries.

N.S. Liberal Leader Tours Cape Breton:

Nova Scotia’s Liberal leader is touring Cape Breton this week after devastation from Hurricane Fiona.

Zach Churchill has been visiting with residents and seeing the damage first-hand.

He says people are very resilient.

“They’re working with each other, the communities are coming together. There are comfort stations set up for people to come get warm, get some food and charge their devices. People are really looking out for each other,” says Churchill.

Churchill toured Sydney and Glace Bay yesterday, and today he’ll visit Victoria and Lakeside.

He says he’s pleased with the financial response by the provincial government, and he hopes the funds get out to those that need it quickly.


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