Magaguadavic Place open for water and recharging batteries - Jul. 07, 2014
While there are still people in the area without power Magaguadavic Place will be open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for those who need water or to recharge their cell phones.
Mayor Sharon Tucker said Monday that everyone in town now has water although there were some living on Mount Pleasant Road who were without during the weekend after wires to the booster station there were knocked down Saturday as post tropical storm Arthur hammered the province.
“We delivered water to those who were without and by Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m., quarter to 11 their supply was back on so everybody in town had water again.
“We recognize that there are still some people without power so Magaguadavic Place will be open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for anyone who might need water or to charge their cell phones.
“We are encouraging people, if they have any issues, to contact the town and they will follow through. To date, we are really pleased people have been working together.
“We only have a small number of people now without power and NB Power can only be in one place at a time. If you don’t have a generator we encourage people to be very careful what they eat.”
The major problem with Saturday’s storm, said Tucker, was the number of trees which came down – some of which took out power lines – but, fortunately, no one was hurt.
“The really positive thing is, to our knowledge, we had no significant injuries which tells you that people paid attention and stayed out of the storm because there are a lot of trees down. If you see one lying on a wire, stay away from it and report it.”
Tucker said the town’s volunteer fire department worked all weekend to ensure trees were away from wires and the town crew was kept busy sweeping debris from the streets.
“The most important thing in a small town is check on your neighbour. As of Sunday night, there were still about 32 people in one spot in town without power and another 240 on Manor Road.”
Participants in the Rally in the Valley rode into town Sunday for a barbecue at Magaguadavic Place, which was also open to the public, and a number of residents without power stopped by to enjoy a hamburger, hot dog or some salmon.