Liberal energy critic Andrew Younger says Nova Scotia Power should announce it's emergency and contingency plans for the 'Frankenstorm' forecast to hit parts of southern Nova Scotia.
"Many utilities in the United States, and businesses here in Nova Scotia, are making their plans to deal with the storm and potential outages public," Younger said in a press release. "Nova Scotia Power should do the same."
He said people get worried when they hear of powerful storms approaching for many reasons, one of which is that power outages can last for long periods.
"NSP needs to assure Nova Scotians that plans are in place to deal with the harsh conditions the storm could bring to Nova Scotia," says Younger.
Younger says the utility's track record is not the best with handling outages.
"Other utilities have made contingency plans that would have crews from neighbouring states come to restore service," says Younger. "Many of the jurisdictions we'd normally rely on for assistance in restoring power could be dealing with their own storm damage this time due to the potential magnitude of this event."