Potential Arrival of Hurricane Teddy

Update 2

The Municipality of the District of Guysborough wishes to update residents on the potential landfall of Hurricane Teddy.

Current time frame for landfall for Hurricane Teddy has not changed, however the track is continually moving. Please do not focus on the center track of the storm as it can fall anywhere within the cone of uncertainty as illustrated on many weather and news platforms.

The basic checklist for you over the next few days in preparation, as advised by the Provincial Government, includes:

  • enough food and water for 72 hours
  • monitoring local media outlets for updates
  • securing gates, doors and windows
  • moving yard furniture and securing trash cans, hanging plants and anything that can be picked up by wind
  • checking radio batteries
  • filling vehicles with gas and parking them away from trees
  • keeping pets inside
  • moving any type of watercraft to high ground
  • ensuring the safety of you and your family
  • checking on neighbours
  • if the power goes out, do not leave candles unattended

Please remember that you need to continue to follow COVID-19 public health direction as you prepare. Stores often have longer lineups in advance of a storm, and physical distancing of two metres (six feet) and mask wearing are still required.

If shelters are required, COVID-19 public health directions will still be in place.

Update 1

The Municipality of the District of Guysborough wishes to inform residents of the potential for Hurricane Teddy to make landfall in Nova Scotia on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

Please use this as advanced notice and as time to prepare for the potential arrival of Hurricane Teddy. Remember to stock up on food, water, medications, money, and other items you need to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. Please also do not forget your pets. Because we are also dealing with a pandemic, we recommend that you should try and extend your self-sufficiency to 5 days. More information will be made available Monday once the scenario becomes clearer. As we remember Hurricane Dorian from just last year, these storms have the potential to cause extended power and telecommunication outages. Please take the time to prepare now and not wait for the last minute.

Let’s hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.  Boat owners with vessels in the water, take this calm time to remove them from the water and avoid waiting until it is too late.