98 per cent of residents in HRM have power restored
Posted Sep 29, 2022 05:35:00 PM.
Five days after Hurricane Fiona, NS Power says 98 per cent of residents have now have their power restored.
Following the hurricane's landfall, 415,000 residents in the province lost power.
NS Power says there are over 400 people on the ground in the Halifax Regional Municipality region, including power line and forestry technicians.
While HRM is seeing the restoration of power across the region, damage control continues to operate in other areas of the province.
“The support on the ground continues to grow and we appreciate the assistance from other utilities, the Canadian Armed Forces, Department of Natural Resources and other support personnel,” said Lia MacDonald, Northeast Region Emergency Operations Centre Lead.
“We now have more than 1500 people in the field across the province and hundreds more behind the scenes working to support our customer and crews. The size of this response effort reflects the magnitude of Fiona and the extent of damage left behind.”
NS Power says the majority of power losses came from trees coming into contact with power lines and power lines themselves being downed.