24/09/2020

Newfoundlanders will wake to a full day of shovelling on Sunday after Friday’s record-setting blizzard, but there may be even more nasty weather to come.

Newfoundlanders will wake to a full day of shovelling this morning after Friday’s record-setting blizzard, but there may be even more nasty weather to come.
Environment Canada has issued weather warnings and statements for much of the island, except for the west coast and northern peninsula.
A snowfall warning has been issued for central Newfoundland, calling for 15 centimetres, while another 10 centimetres is expected for eastern parts of the island.
The messy conditions could be worsened by a changeover to rain overnight in the St. John’s area and wind gusting to 80 km/h.
Meanwhile, a state of emergency is still in place in St. John’s, and the province’s English school district proactively announced that all schools on the Avalon peninsula will be closed Monday. Several schools on the Bonavista Peninsula will also be closed.
Shortly before 7 a.m., Newfoundland Power was reporting 3,315 customers without electricity. Last night, the utility reported they had reconnected about 75 per cent of customers impacted by the storm.
The federal government has approved the province’s request for assistance with the cleanup, including army mobilization.
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair is expected to address the media Sunday morning.
The St. John’s state of emergency was called partially due to the difficulty of traveling around the city, something local firefighters are discovering as well.
Our members on foot answering a call “whatever it takes” <a href=”https://twitter.com/CityofStJohns?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@CityofStJohns</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/DannyBreenNL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@DannyBreenNL</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/Mount_Pearl?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@Mount_Pearl</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/townofparadise?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@townofparadise</a> <a href=”https://t.co/PgUv1m4cMd”>pic.twitter.com/PgUv1m4cMd</a>
&mdash;@IAFFLocal1075
The local firefighters union posted a photo on Twitter showing some of their members answering a call on foot saying they do “whatever it takes.”
Some nurses are putting in extremely long hours as cleanup with this storm continues.
“Can’t say enough about these Janeway RNs who will be on hour 60 by morning,” said Registered Union Nurses President Debbie Forward. “Thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough for you being there for your patients and their families,” she posted.  
Cant say enough about these Janeway RNs who will be on hour 60 by morning. Thank you just doesnt seem to be enough for you being there for your patients &amp; their families. <a href=”https://twitter.com/RNU_NL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@RNU_NL</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/PremierofNL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@PremierofNL</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/Johnrockdoc?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@Johnrockdoc</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/CFNUPresident?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@CFNUPresident</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/EasternHealthNL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@EasternHealthNL</a> <a href=”https://t.co/q3OkAmegJs”>pic.twitter.com/q3OkAmegJs</a>
&mdash;@Debbie_Forward