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Many comfort centres remain open on Monday as thousands deal with power outages from Lee

By Evan Taylor Sep 18, 2023 | 1:40 PM

Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, NS. Photo: CKBW Files.

Nova Scotia’s South Shore communities are showing resilience and unity as they recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Lee. In an effort to assist residents grappling with power outages and the challenges brought by the storm, Comfort Centres have been established in both Queens and Lunenburg Counties, offering essential support during these trying times.

Queens County Comfort Centres:

The Region of Queens Municipality, in collaboration with local fire departments and community organizations, has set up Comfort Centres with a primary focus on aiding residents without power. These Centres offer a range of crucial services, including device and equipment charging stations, temperature control, and light snacks. The following Comfort Centres are currently open today, with updated hours:

  • Greenfield & District Fire Fighters Association
    • Location: 4960 Medway River Road, Greenfield
    • Hours: September 18 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Mill Village & District Fire Department
    • Location: 39 Medway River Road, Mill Village
    • Hours: September 18 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • North Queens Fire Association
    • Location: 9793 Highway 8, Caledonia
    • Hours: September 18 – Open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Port Medway Fire Department
    • Location: 66 Long Cove Road, Port Medway
    • Hours: September 18 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Additionally, the Queens Place Emera Centre at 50 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool, will be providing services such as device charging and showers from 9:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through September 21. To reserve a shower time, residents can call 902-354-4422.

Lunenburg County Comfort Centres:

In Lunenburg County, several Comfort Centres have also been established to assist local residents affected by Hurricane Lee:

  • Hubbards Area Lions Club
    • Location: 21 Lions Club Road, Fox Point
    • Hours: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, September 18
  • Italy Cross
    • Location: 17722 Highway 103, Italy Cross
    • Hours: Open 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18
  • Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
    • Location: 135 North Park Street, Bridgewater
    • Hours: Open until 8 p.m. on Monday, September 18
  • Petite Riviere Fire Department
    • Location: 18 Petite Riviere Road, Petite Riviere
    • Hours: Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 18
  • Riverport & District Fire Department
    • Location: 3802 Highway 332, Riverport
    • Hours: Open beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 18
  • Walden Fire Hall
    • Location: 3884 Woodstock Road, Walden
    • Hours: Open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 18

Residents are encouraged to utilize these Comfort Centres to access the support they need during this challenging period. While both counties extend a helping hand, it’s important to recognize the unique locations and hours of operation that cater to the specific needs of each community.

Please note that this information is subject to change as the situation evolves, and local authorities and community organizations remain dedicated to assisting their communities in recovering from the impact of Hurricane Lee.