Town prepares for heavy rainfall and strong winds

Published: September 22, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m.

Environment Canada has issued a Tropical Storm Watch and Special Weather Statement for our region. For details, visit here.

The Town’s Works Department crews have been preparing by clearing main catch basins and ensuring signage and barricades are ready.

The Town’s Fire-Rescue Department is implementing its Storm Preparation Plan.

The Grand Bay-Westfield Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is closely monitoring weather forecasts, and is prepared to respond as necessary.

How residents can prepare

With a possibility of power outages, The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) reminds residents to have their 72-hour emergency kits ready. For details, visit here.

To help prevent localized flooding, if able, keep the catch basins adjacent to properties free from debris.

With a potential of strong winds, residents are reminded to secure or move outdoor items such as garbage cans, compost bins, BBQs etc…

Reminders for motorists

Allow for extra travel time;
Obey any road closures (do not drive around barricades);
Ensure headlights are on; and
Keep a safe distance from other vehicles.

Stay informed

Grand Bay-Westfield EMO reminds residents to register for Town emergency alerts by visiting here.

Follow the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield on Facebook and Twitter or visit www.grandbaywestfield.ca

Town Contact Information

For emergencies, call 911.

To report a power outage or downed line, please contact NB Power at 1-800-663-6272 or by visiting here.

To report fallen trees, please contact the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield via the following contact information. 

Phone: (506) 738-6400 (Option 3 for after-hours urgent matters)
Email: administration@towngbw.ca
In-person: 
609 River Valley Drive, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Register for Grand Bay-Westfield Emergency Alerts

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield encourages residents to register for the emergency alert system (CodeRED by OnSolve). This is to ensure that the Town can notify residents in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. To register, visit here.