After this week’s record storm, Channel-Port aux Basques was separated from the rest of Newfoundland, and the House of Assembly in the region urged residents not to store food and gas due to reduced supplies.
Andrew Parsons, Minister of Energy, a member of the Burgeo–La Poile district, including Port aux Basques, visited Facebook on Thursday night to share the latest information on a community of about 4,000 people.
Parsons wrote that there was a shortage of gas in the town, but said more was happening on the way from the Marine Atlantic Ferry. He asks the inhabitants not to refuel if they don’t need it.
He also lacks certain food, but on Friday he said he would run out of more food by “various means.”
“Don’t stock up again! We can get over this, but be rational,” he wrote. Parsons told CBC News on Friday that fuel is part of the next ferry delivery from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to the community, and residents don’t have to panic.
The delivery is scheduled to land in the community on Saturday morning, he said. The grocery line in the ChannelPort aux Basques area will be slightly longer as the contractor begins repairing the washed-out street.
In the meantime, some residents say they can accept longer quarantines.
“There’s not much you can do about it. I’m a little angry because I have to visit someone at their house in Stephenville Crossing and I can’t see them, but otherwise, it’s natural.” Said Marlene Reroof.
People working in Foodland at Channel-Port aux Basques couldn’t find bread or eggs.
The state government said on Wednesday that an unprecedented storm caused more than 200 millimeters of rain in the region, washing road repairs in four locations on the Trans Canada Highway connecting this region to the rest of Newfoundland. Announced brief details.
As the rain subsided, repairs began on Thursday.