Nova Scotia closes provincial parks ahead of hurricane Lee
By Avert staff
The Nova Scotia government is closing its provincial and wildlife parks ahead of predicted severe weather from hurricane Lee.
“Safety is our priority as we prepare for storm conditions forecast for the weekend. We are closing our parks for the storm and will reopen when it is safe,” Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton said in yesterday’s announcment.
The camping parks are closed today at 1 p.m., and day-use parks at 7 p.m. The Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will be closed Saturday.
The government said all parks will be evaluated for damage and safety concerns before they reopen.
Forecasters are predicting heavy rain, severe winds and pounding surf on Saturday from hurricane Lee, which should make landfall as a post-tropical storm, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre.
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