Happy Spring Everyone!
I would like to let you all know that this week I had the opportunity to sit down with the EMO (Emergency Measures Organization) of Cumberland County. It was very well attended by local our First responders, as well as the Towns Public Works Department, and the Principal of OREC. The threat of spring flooding in our area was topic of conversation, and I would like to share with you all what we learned at that meeting……
First of all it was shared with us by the Coordinator of EMO that there is a strong indication that we will have a slow melt in the month of April, with colder than normal temperatures. With that said, we still run a high risk of flooding in our area due to the fact that we had so much snow this winter and we never had much of a melt. Also the fact that we are surrounded by rivers, and are in a low lying area.
I feel it is important to put forth that as a town we are in preparation mode to mitigate what might happen in the event of flooding. We have a plan in place, people in place, and that we are prepared.
Now it is important that our residents are prepared as well. For those of you in low lying areas, it would be advisable that you move things off your basement floors and insure that your sump pump is in working order.
The Red Cross (who are part of our team!) have a very informative website on how to be prepared for a flood situation. You can go online at www.getprepared.gc.ca and link on to the 72 hour preparedness tool kit. If you do not have access to a computer you can pick up a copy of this document at the Town Hall free of charge
.For up to date cancellations or road closures, please tune to CFTA 107.9 or CKDH 101.7 on the FM dial.With all of that said,
I do wish you all a very happy month of April!
The Town of Oxford Transfer Station Schedule: Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
A copy of the Transfer Station Schedule will be attached with your next water bill. Please refer to the Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority for all the information surrounding the new service company.
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