No such thing as “too” prepared

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A tropical storm that held this region tightly in its grip during the weekend proved once again that people can never be too prepared. 

Photos and information from across the province and P.E.I. posted to TC Media’s live blog during a 48 hour period during Arthur’s wrath showed which areas were hit the hardest. It also showed the kindness of human spirit, as people helped one another clear yards and streets littered in debris. It highlighted the efforts of Nova Scotia Power crews that were working to restore electricity to more than 100,000 homes at the height of the storm, the hundreds of volunteer and paid firefighters called into service, Department of Transportation staff attempting to keep roads open, police, RCMP, EHS, Red Cross and other emergency organizations repeatedly called into action and the experiences of residents coping with the storm aftermath.

This was a warning folks. A tropical storm is less severe than a hurricane and it is time people made an effort to not only listen to officials but to act on what they say and put a home emergency kit together.

 

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Victoria Park has been a place of enjoyment, adventure and socialization in Truro for more than 100 years.

It is a welcoming place for people of all ages, those that want to walk and explore its natural gifts, and those that chose to play on a safe playground, enjoy the pool or sprawl on the lawn to soak in the sun. It is also a place of entertainment with Sunday concerts planned each week during the summer, a Shakespeare in Victoria Park production three nights this week from July 8 to 10, special occasion concerts, a biker’s blessing every spring, movie nights on Fridays, and the list goes on and on.

For anyone curious about the park, why things are named as they are, what history can be found, or the significance of its flora and foliage, the Town of Truro is offering free, guided tours sharing the story of many hidden gems found there.

Be a tourist in your own backyard and learn about local heritage and culture by calling 893-6078.

 

 

Organizations: Nova Scotia Power, Department of Transportation, RCMP Red Cross

Geographic location: Victoria Park, Truro

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