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EMO: Blackville Fire Hall Open As Warming Centre


NB Storm Update:

EMO – The Blackville Fire Hall will be open today as a warming centre for those without power.  If you have no power, please come by to warm up.  Fresh water also available.

Please travel safely.

– Village of Blackville

The following advice is provided by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization for residents affected by power outages:

  • Power crews are working to restore power as soon as possible. More information on outages is available on the NB Power website.
  • Customers still without power are reminded to turn down their heat sources and unplug major appliances in their home in advance of power restoration to avoid a surge in demand that has the potential to cause more outages. This is known as ‘cold load pickup.’ Heat sources and appliances can be gradually turned on following restoration.
  • Residents should not approach downed power lines, or trees that are in contact with power lines.
  • Never run generators or cook with an open flame, inside a home or the garage, as these activities create carbon monoxide which can become extremely dangerous.  Never leave candles or lanterns unattended.  Take a moment to test the batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors.
  • Food safety: If you have no power, do not open your freezer or fridge unless it is absolutely necessary. If the door remains closed, a full freezer will keep food frozen for 24 to 36 hours without electricity. These products can be refrozen if ice crystals are still present. All perishable food in a refrigerator without electricity for more than 24 hours should be discarded.
  • New Brunswickers with any medical concerns who are affected by power outages are encouraged to call Tele-Care 811.
  • Residents are reminded to prepare by having everything they need for at least 72 hours following a storm. This includes preparing an emergency kit for home and car, knowing what to do and how to stay safe during power outages.
  • An emergency kit should include food, water, batteries, a battery-powered radio, first-aid supplies and any special items such as prescriptions, infant formula, and equipment for people with disabilities.
  • In case of power outages, residents are encouraged to check on their neighbours, particularly the elderly, to see if any assistance is required.
Miramichi River Valley

Miramichi River Valley

The Rural Community of Miramichi River Valley is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and six councillors.

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