The province’s Emergency Management Office said its prepared for hurricane Bill and is reminding residents to get ready, too. Here’s how:

  • Watch and listen for updated weather information and public safety bulletins.
  • Have an emergency kit ready that will last for three days and includes food, water, clothing, blankets, a flashlight, batteries, radio, first aid kit, medication and pet food.
  • Have cash and important papers on hand in case of a power outage.
  • Choose a shelter in a basement, storm cellar or closet beneath the stairs.
  • Choose a meeting place for family members.
  • Help local seniors and other neighbours if you can.
  • Secure loose outdoor objects that can be blown around.
  • Stay away from coastal areas.
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