For more information on preparing for a flood, visit www.gov.ns.ca/emo . Listen to the radio. Local authorities will issue instructions for those living in the affected areas. Know how to turn off water, gas and electricity in case you are instructed to by local officials. If the main power box is not in a dry, safe area, do not try to turn off electricity. Contact Nova Scotia Power at 428-6004 or 1-877-428-6004 for instructions. Ensure storm drains and gutters are free of debris. Have drinking water on hand in case the regular supply is unavailable or becomes contaminated. In flooded areas, do not use well water for drinking, cooking or bathing until the water has been tested and it has been deemed safe to use. Questions about safe drinking water can be directed to local environment offices at 1-877-936-8476 during regular business hours. For urgent environmental matters after hours call 1-800-565-1633. A second weather system tracking towards Nova Scotia is expected to bring more high winds, heavy rain and high water levels overnight tonight, Feb. 28. The Emergency Management Office (EMO) advises Nova Scotians to continue to be prepared for localized and coastal flooding. As with any storm that produces significant wind gusts, power outages are also possible. According to Environment Canada, the storm will move toward the province this afternoon. An additional 60 millimetres of rain are expected over southwestern Nova Scotia overnight. Winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour can also be expected along the coast, with a storm surge of up to 75 centimetres during high tide Monday morning. “Please continue to pay careful attention to weather forecasts and be ready for the possibility of flooding as this second storm heads our way,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister for Emergency Management. “Continue to be very careful in coastal areas.” The Emergency Management Office is working with partners to monitor and prepare for the weather system. EMO advises residents who live in areas prone to flooding to take appropriate precautions such as moving furniture and personal property away from possible flood water, and securing property that might be swept away or damaged by high winds or floods. During storm surge, maintain a safe distance from the coast. Getting caught too close to the shoreline during a storm surge could be life-threatening. In the event of a flood:
Dissanayake also said the SLFP is prepared to contest a Local Government (LG) election.He said that the division in the SLFP will not affect the party and that all SLFP supporters who are backing former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will vote for the SLFP at an election. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says some executive powers of the President must remain.SLFP Treasurer S.B. Dissanayake said that the SLFP feels that the executive powers the President has under the 19th Amendment must remain. Dissanayake said that while there is a move to devolve powers to the provinces, there is a feeling that by the President having some executive powers the unitary status of the country will be protected. He also said the SLFP and the United National Party (UNP) do not have a mandate to go for any Constitutional amendments which require a referendum.
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