Emergency Preparedness Reminders

As Hurricane Larry is expected bring high winds and rainfall to the region from late tonight through the early morning on Saturday, September 11th, 2021, residents are asked to please be prepared to be in your home for 72 hours. The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s offers the following emergency preparedness recommendations for residents:

  • Have a basic home emergency kit and supplies, including food (and pet food), drinking water, prescriptions, first aid kit, battery-powered flashlights, and portable radio.
  • Use flashlights, rather than candles and have a good supply of batteries; if you use candles, don’t leave them unattended.
  • For those who are on well water, please prepare by filling your bathtubs with water for household use, such as flushing toilets, in case of power outage. Please ensure you have extra drinking water on hand as well.
  • Secure any outside items that are a potential hazard in high wind such as patio furniture, BBQs, children’s play structures, garbage bins, etc.
  • Charge mobile devices in case of extended power outage.
  • Know where your household fire extinguisher, water shut off valve, and electrical panel box are all located.
  • Test your smoke alarms to ensure they are working properly.
  • Stay up-to-date by monitoring forecast information and local news.

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In preparation of the storm, Town crews are out inspecting roads, facilities, and infrastructure and securing and/or removing any items as necessary. The Town is reaching out to all candidates of the municipal and federal elections to request that election signs be removed and/or secured to fixed objects in anticipation of high winds.

If you see a downed power lines, experience a power outages or see damaged poles – these items can be reported directly to Newfoundland Power online at www.newfoundlandpower.com/outages or by phone 1-800-474-5711.

Helpful Safety Tips and Reminders from the PCSP Volunteer Fire Department