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washout on a trail from heavy rain
Municipal photo: Trail Washout in East River

Now that the storm is over...

Updated: September 13, 2019

Staff have completed their assessment and some repair to municipal properties as a result of Hurricane Dorian. To date, this is what we have to report:

  • All municipally-owned public properties were inspected and preliminary clean-up is complete. Storm-related damage that caused a safety concern to the public has been addressed, however, there are still a significant amount of sticks and debris that will be cleaned up over the coming weeks.
  • All the downed trees affecting the trails (approx. 40 trees) have now been cut and removed off the trail. We anticipate significant washouts to be repaired by the end of Friday, September 13, but trail users are advised to use caution when using the trail as some areas may still have rough surfaces. We will continue to repair and grade the trail over the next couple weeks.

  • All roads owned by MOC are safe to use. Some minor damage (washed out shoulder material, leaning sign posts, damaged street sign, etc.) will be repaired in the coming weeks.

  • All municipal wharves were inspected, repaired as necessary, and opened. Some boat launched have debris that could cause difficulty when using the launch, so boat launch users should be cautious during use. Clean-up will be completed in the coming weeks.

If there is a hazard in your area not yet reported, like a downed electrical wire, please report it to the local authorities (some phone numbers listed on the right). Also be mindful that sometimes surface water could have naturally-occurring bacteria in it, which means treating your well might be a good idea.

Some insurance policies cover food loss when there is a power outage. If you have experienced this and want information, please call your house insurance provider to discuss coverage or deductible criteria. Also, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is a free source of information to support residents who have insurance-related questions about the impacts of Hurricane Dorian. Reach out to them 24/7 by calling 1-844-227-5422 ext 228.

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