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Hurricane Dorian Initial message – 6 Sept 2019

Environment Canada has issued a tropical cyclone information statement for this weekend. Residents in the Cumberland Region may face heavy rain, strong winds, which could lead to flooding in low lying areas, storm surges power outages and road closures. Cumberland Regional Emergency Management officials are urging citizens to prepare a 72-hour emergency kit, have potable water on hand, charge their cellphones and ensure generators are fueled and operating properly.Details of what the 72-hour emergency kit should include can be found at https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/index-en.aspx or https://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/emergencies-and-disasters-in-canada/be-ready-emergency-preparedness-and-recovery/get-an-emergency-kit.Due to the forecasted high winds, residents should also ensure that items that could be blown away, like barbecues, flower pots, garbage cans and outdoor tables and chairs, should be stored in a safe location out of the wind.We encourage you to work with your neighbours to identify people who may need extra help during this storm and to check in on them as the storm moves through the area.Please refrain from travelling during the storm, except for emergency situations.Residents should monitor local radio stations, Town of Oxford Website and the Town of Oxford and Cumberland Regional Emergency Management Facebook page for updates.