Municipality of the County of Inverness

Municipality Thanks Dorian Volunteers

INVERNESS COUNTY, NS – Hurricane Dorian passed through Inverness County on September 7th and 8th and had major impact on Municipality of the County of Inverness communications and electrical power infrastructure, as well as widespread property damage. Many residents were left without power for over a week and relied on neighbours and community comfort centres for support.

The Municipality wishes to thank the countless residents who volunteered their time to work at comfort centres, donated food and supplies, checked in on seniors and other vulnerable residents to make sure they were safe and opened their homes for neighbours.

“It’s times like these we really see the strength of our communities and the resilience of the people who live in them,” said Betty Ann MacQuarrie, Warden of the Municipality of the County of Inverness.

“Municipal staff worked diligently to restore water and wastewater services and support the operation of comfort centres that were set up to help residents,” she added.

“The efforts residents made to assist their fellow community members were outstanding and should be commended.”

Please keep in mind those that stepped up in this time of need by nominating them for Municipal Volunteer Awards. Nominations will open in late Winter and the awards ceremony will be held in the Spring.