October 22, 2016 6:17 pm
Updated: October 22, 2016 7:08 pm

Nova Scotia and Newfoundland warned for heavy rains, potential flooding

WATCH ABOVE: Nearly a couple of weeks after a massive amount of rain flooded many parts of Sydney, residents are hoping for the best during another weekend of expected rain. Global's Steve Silva reports from Cape Breton.


Provincial governments in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are warning residents to be ready for heavy rains through the day.

Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory saying that parts of Nova Scotia, P-E-I and New Brunswick, along with parts of southern Newfoundland, can expect between 50 and 100 millimetres of rain.

“If this is the extent of it, this is just another day in Cape Breton,” said Cape Breton’s fire department Deputy Chief Chris March, referencing the rain.

March said, despite the relative calmness so far, residents should be cautious.

“Don’t go around barriers, obey the traffic signs, and, if we do get bad weather, it’s best to stay indoors and don’t go to dangerous areas because it makes it dangerous for you, responders,” he added.

Halifax’s fire department sent the community an aerial fire truck on Friday in case of any trouble.

There were risks of localized flooding projected by E-M-O in Nova Scotia.

Transportation crews have been working non-stop to repair and reinforce infrastructure in Cape Breton and southern Newfoundland after last week’s flooding.

*With files from Steve Silva

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