Newfoundland and Labrador
In Newfoundland and Labrador, adverse weather and its impacts are a major concern. Municipalities, home and business owners are encouraged to take every precaution to prevent damages caused by any potential flooding and high winds and seas. In addition to natural disasters there are other types of risks. There are power outages, industrial accidents and major transportation accidents. The public should listen for updated forecasts and follow any special instructions. The following list contains natural risks and hazards that could happen in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Chemical releases
- Pandemic influenza - Public Health Agency of Canada
- Power outages
- Severe storms
- Storm surges
To learn how to prepare for more emergencies in Newfoundland and Labrador such as: blizzards, industrial accidents, severe weather (heat/cold), and transportation accidents, contact your Community Emergency Management Coordinator through your local municipal office. Or, for more information on emergency management programs in Newfoundland and Labrador, contact the Emergency Measures Organization.
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