QUINAN, N.S. – People living in a southwestern Nova Scotia village that flooded more than two years ago after a record rainfall are keeping a watchful eye on two nearby swollen rivers.
The province’s Emergency Management Office is advising residents of Quinan that water levels in the Tusket and Quinan rivers have risen significantly in the past few days because of heavy rainfall.
Officials say the situation is expected to worsen in the coming days.
They says residents of Quinan should have enough supplies to last at least 72 hours in the event of a potential flood.
Homes in Quinan were evacuated in November 2010 after a record 250 millimetres of rain fell on the Yarmouth area in a matter of days.
The Acadian village has a population of about 300 people during the winter months and about 400 in the summer.