Environment Canada is monitoring the track of Hurricane Teddy, currently a major Category 4 hurricane with one potential scenario bringing Teddy into the Maritimes as a Category 1 hurricane late on Tuesday September 22nd, into the early hours of Wednesday September 23rd.
The last major hurricane to make landfall on the East Coast was Hurricane Juan in 2003. This category 2 storm resulted in sustained wind speeds of 105 mph (165 km/h) causing 65′ (20 m) waves in Halifax Harbour. Eight people lost their lives and more than $300 million in insured losses were paid.
As this storm has the potential to hit Atlantic Canada early next week, there are precautions you should take to reduce the impact of Hurricane Teddy to your premises, both before the storm hits and immediately following.
Hurricane Emergency Action Plan
When implementing a hurricane plan, consider other emergency plans, systems or practices already in place that will support surviving and recovering from a storm including:
Implement an annual plan to monitor for hurricanes and tropical storms.
About two days before a hurricane is expected to impact your facility you should consider the following:
The impact of the hurricane is now imminent, but time is needed to:
After the Storm
When it is safe to return to your premises:
After a Flood or Storm Surge
Flooding often occurs during a hurricane due to storm surges and torrential rainfall. If your facility has flooded: