Many local residents were greeted Sunday morning by the sound of heavy rainfall, then the sites of washouts in several areas.
Late Sunday afternoon, the Regional Emergency Management Organization set about executing its emergency management plan. Flooding in several areas of Pictou and Colchester counties was being managed by local authorities.
The heavy rains caused flash floods that washed out a bridge and a portion of road in West River Station, flooded the TransCanada Highway 104 near Exit 19 in Salt Springs, rose to alarming levels in Durham at the bridge crossing the West River and washed out a section of the Three Brooks Road. Other areas suffered damage to roadways as well.
“The residents of the area have been through a lot already and I really feel for all who are now dealing with flooding issues for a second time,” said Truro-Bible Hill MLA Lenore Zann, on behalf of Ross Landry, minister of Emergency Management.
Provincial and municipal experts will continue to gather information this week in preparation for a meeting with Premier Darrell Dexter, municipal leaders and other officials. Dexter called for that meeting after the last storm to develop an action plan that protects families and businesses from flooding in central Nova Scotia.
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