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Peterborough Declares State Of Emergency After Saturday’s Storm

PETERBOROUGH-The City of Peterborough has declared a State of Emergency after Saturday’s severe storm.

Mayor Diane Therrien made the announcement on twitter this morning saying:

“Yesterday the emergency Management team and I submitted declaration of state of emergency to the province. @HydroOne crews continue to work to restore power.”

The Peterborough area was hit hard when a Derecho storm hit the area knocking down trees and hydro lines. Many homes are still without power this morning. A Derecho is described as a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a group of fast-moving thunderstorms.

The City of Kawartha Lakes was also hit hard in some areas. An EF2 tornado touched down in Uxbridge.

Douro-Dummer and Cavan Monaghan have also declared a State of Emergency.

A state of emergency provides the authority to do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety of people and the protection of property and the environment.

There have been 10 fatalities associated with the storm in Ontario and Quebec, three locally.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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