A state of native emergency was declared in Cape Breton Regional Municipality early Saturday morning as a strong storm continues to lash the island, inflicting widespread energy outage, highway closures, and structural injury.
Submit-tropical storm Fiona arrived in Nova Scotia within the early hours, and is anticipated to go by way of Cape Breton all through the morning earlier than reaching Quebec Decrease North Shore and Southeastern Labrador by late night.
CBRM stated the state of emergency means residents ought to shelter in place.
“If shelter has failed, name 911 for evacuation,” the discover to residents learn.
The Canadian Purple Cross has a shelter in operation at Centre 200. Extra consolation centres across the municipality might be introduced, however will solely open when journey is asserted secure by officers.
“It’s at the moment not secure to journey. Downed energy traces and timber are a major hazard. Please stay sheltered,” the municipality stated.
The Canso Causeway, which is the one entry and exit level to the island, stays open however was closed to high-sided automobiles simply earlier than 8 a.m.
— with a file from The Canadian Press
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