The mayor of Mulgrave says they definitely took too long to prepare the fire hall as a comfort station for residents during the recent storm.
Ralph Hadley, the town’s mayor, says it took 27 hours before the hall was allocated to open for residents to get warm and get some food.
He says they’ll be sure to get residents in a lot sooner next time there’s a storm.
After this week’s town council meeting, Hadley told The Hawk they’ll work on the issue with EMO officials.
“We’ll be having a sit down meeting with our EMO coordinator and giving him directions,” he said. “He’ll bring us up to date on what’s going on.”
Hadley said they would hope to have that meeting in the near future.
He said they hope residents don’t wait near as long during a storm moving forward.
“I think four-to-six hours would be plenty to bring people in to a warm place,” he said. “After four hours, your house would be getting quite cool.”
Hadley said residents also voiced concerns about miscommunication with Nova Scotia Power officials.
He said residents would call to report outages and officials would say power was on in the area- it made for some confusion.