WATCH: Officials provide update on Fiona preparations on Thursday, Sept. 22

By Meghan Groff

Nova Scotia’s Emergency Management Office will be hosting a media briefing Thursday afternoon, along with key partners, to provide update on Fiona preparations.

It's starts at 2:30 p.m.

Mayor Mike Savage and Erica Fleck, HRM's assistant chief of emergency management, will be participating, along with:

  • John Lohr, Minister responsible for the provincial Emergency Management Office
  • Mayor Amanda McDougall, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Dave Pickles, Chief Operating Officer, Nova Scotia Power Inc.
  • Bob Robichaud, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • other representatives of provincial and municipal emergency management offices

A hurricane watch has now officially been issued for the Halifax Regional Municipality.

There are already several closures and cancellations ahead of the weekend.

NOTE: You'll be able to listen to live, local coverage of the storm starting at 6 a.m. Saturday on CityNews 95.7.

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