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charlottetown CAN - City Emergency Preparations Well Underway 22 September 2022 ( news )
charlottetown , state CAN ( By Press Release office)
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The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners continue to prepare for Hurricane Fiona ' s potential impacts and encourage the public to do the same .
As per the Provincial Department of Social Development and Housing ' s announcement yesterday afternoon , a temporary emergency shelter for people using temporary encampments will be provided at Jack Blanchard Hall ( 7 Pond Street , Charlottetown ) from Thursday , September 22 , to Sunday , September 25 . The temporary emergency shelter will have cot - style beds , bedding , food and water .
Any announcements regarding the City of Charlottetown ' s operations , including the location of Reception Centres , should they be required , will be made through the City ' s social media pages ( Twitter: @ChtownPE and Facebook: @CityofCharlottetown ) , on the City ' s website at
charlottetown . ca/newsand through local media .
The City ' s essential services are equipped with backup power to provide a continuity of services . The public is encouraged , however , to prepare a 72 - hour emergency kit , which includes items such as a supply of water for between three and seven days , non - perishable food , a crank or battery - powered flashlight and radio , extra batteries , a first aid kit , and more . For a detailed list , visit
getprepared . gc . ca
. Residents are also encouraged to share the location of the emergency kit with everyone in their home or business .
To report a water main break , fire hydrant issues , a sewer backup , or missing utility hole covers , contact the Water and Sewer Utility at 902 - 629 - 4014 during regular business hours . After business hours , contact: 902 - 626 - 2100 .
To report a clogged catch basin , a downed tree or branch or issues with City infrastructure , contact Public Works at 902 - 894 - 5208 during regular business hours ( after business hours , contact: 902 - 629 - 6916 ) . All other emergencies should be directed to 911 . For a complete list of departmental contacts ( during and after business hours ) , visit
charlottetown . ca/contact_us
Citizens are responsible for ensuring they can receive updates from emergency personnel , utility crews and the municipality in an emergency . The public is encouraged to have a device that can receive updates without an electricity source , such as a battery or hand crank - powered radio .
The public is also encouraged to sign - up for emergency alerts through the free Charlottetown Alert System . The public can receive emergency alerts via SMS ( text message ) , email or phone . Sign up by visiting:
www . charlottetown . caand clicking on ' Alert System ' under the Resident Services section . ( Direct link:
https://member . everbridge . net/index/892807736726276#/signup
) . Please note that this system will only be used in case of emergency .
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