Voluntary evacuations for residents along municipal shoreline

**** HRM Media Release

Voluntary evacuations for residents along municipal shoreline

The Halifax Regional Municipality is requesting residents living along the shoreline of the municipality to consider other accommodations until Hurricane Dorian exits our region.

The latest forecasts predict high winds, considerable rainfall, and significant storm surges. Waves are expected to reach heights of 15-metres (49-feet), which could create dangerous conditions for residents living near the water.

Citizens living in high-risk areas in the Sambro area, Peggys Cove, and along the Eastern Shore are asked to make plans immediately to self-evacuate. Citizens are encouraged to be in alternative locations prior to the arrival of the storm.

The Red Cross will be opening three evacuation shelters at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7 to accommodate those who are unable to find other accommodations. These shelters will be located at the Dartmouth East Community Centre, Canada Games Centre, and St. Margarets Centre.

While this is a voluntary evacuation, the municipality is urging everyone in high-risk areas to find alternative shelter arrangements for the weekend.

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