According to provincial Spokeswoman, phone connections of almost 100 residents of Meat Cove in Cape Breton were cut off during afternoon, making them impaired.
Michelle Perry of the Emergency Management Office said, "We were alerted to it at about 1:30 p. m." and "We began contacting immediately the local municipality, community leaders and Emergency Health Services."
In recent floods, the Northern Cape Breton fishing village was badly hit and the bridge over Salmon River was completely washed out along with some sections of the roads, connecting to the village.
Paramedics have been deputed in the area.
Helicopters from the Department of Natural Resources and Department of National Defense have also been available for emergency purpose.
Due to poor cell phone connectivity in the area, satellite communication system has been deployed between Meat Cove Community Centre and the Bay St. Lawrence Fire Department with EMO as well.
Ross Landry, the acting Minister of Emergency Management said that the first priority was the safety of the residents and the visitors of the area.
Till normalcy prevails, in case of emergency, the residents without phone service are required to contact Meat Cove Community Centre.
Today, Premier Darrell Dexter will arrive in Meat Cove for inspection of the repair work and to meet the residents.
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