Conservation Council’s recommendations on how to respond to ice storms

Following the January ice storm that left over 130,000 New Brunswickers without power, the province has announced public meetings allowing participants to share their experiences and ideas on the response to the January ice storm will take place between April 3 to 6 in Bas-Caraquet, Lamèque, Miramichi, Richibucto, and Tracadie.

NOTICE! Participants that want to can also share feedback by emailing this link.

But did you know that the Conservation Council of New Brunswick is actively researching the effects of extreme weather events and New Brunswick’s capacity to adapt and respond to climate-change-induced extreme weather events?

Last October, we released a report, with recommendations, based on an assessment of how Fredericton responded to Post-tropical storm Arthur. Several of the recommendations we made to the province, the city and to the Emergency Measures Office (EMO) at that time are relevant to the inquiry into how EMO and NB Power responded to the recent ice storm affecting the Acadian Peninsula. our recommendations below. We also provide additional recommendations and note some of the most important recommendations from the Post-tropical storm Arthur study.

Find our recommendations for ice storms as well as additional recommendations from the Post-tropical storm Arthur study, below:

For more information, read ohttp://www.conservationcouncil.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IceStormInquiryApril2017FR.pdfur October 2016 recommendations on how to minimize risks to citizens from climate-change-induced extreme weather:

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