Lockeport keeps eye on rising waters

Amy Woolvett
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By Amy Woolvett

Nothing but rough waves at Lockeport’s Crescent Beach on Tuesday morning after the minimal effects of Post tropical storm Sandy blew through.  Amy Woolvett photo


The effects of tropical storm Sandy had only small effects on the Municipality of Shelburne.  Strong winds blew and waves churned around in the sea up until now but the worst may not be over yet.

With the storm surges, full moon and an expected rainfall of 70 mm, people in the county are not relaxing yet.

That is especially true for the Town of Lockeport who in the past has suffered major damages from storms.

“This wasn’t even close to what we have seen before,” said mayor for the town Darian Huskilson.  “But we will be watching closely over the next few days.”

EMO is cautioning that the next few days could bring flooding to seaside locals.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning and is calling for 50 to 70 mm of rain by Wednesday morning.

A frontal system is expected to stall just west of the Maritimes by the end of Tuesday.

Mayor Huskilson said that the beach wall that was constructed to keep seawater from flooding the only street in or out of Lockeport wasn’t really tested against the small effects that Sandy brought through the area.

“I really hope it doesn’t ever get tested,” he said.  But he said, if something did breach the beach wall the town is on standby with a backup emergency plan.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Lockeport, Shelburne

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