Prince Edward Island
In Prince Edward Island, coastal areas are subject to flooding and storm surges. Each of our seasons brings with it specific hazards. In the fall, Islanders are vulnerable to hurricanes; in the winter, blizzards and ice storms are a reality, and all regions are vulnerable to fires at any time of the year. In addition to natural disasters there are other types of risks. There are power outages, industrial accidents and major transportation accidents. As well, there is the possibility of acts of terrorism on Canadian soil. The following list contains the natural risks and other hazards monitored by the Prince Edward Island Emergency Measures Organization.
- Chemical releases
- Pandemic influenza - Public Health Agency of Canada
- Power outages
- Severe storms
- Storm surges
To learn how to prepare for more emergencies in Prince Edward Island such as: blizzards, drought, severe weather (heat/cold), and terrorism, contact your Community Emergency Management Coordinator through your local municipal office. Or, for more information on emergency management programs in Prince Edward Island, contact the Prince Edward Island Emergency Measures Organization.
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