East coast postsecondary institutions prepare for Hurricane Fiona

Postsecondary institutions on the east coast responded to inclement weather late last week as Hurricane Fiona brought high winds and heavy rain to the region. St Francis Xavier University was locked down from Friday to Sunday due to the severe weather, and advised its campus community to stay indoors during the storm. The university reported damage to Marguerite Hall over the weekend, and students were relocated to other residences across campus. Mount Saint Vincent University advised its staff, lab instructors, and researchers to prepare their equipment for a potential power outage. Mount Allison University cancelled its Homecoming events, which had been planned for the weekend, and athletic events involving Saint Mary’s University, Université de Moncton, Acadia University, StFX, and the University of New Brunswick were cancelled or rescheduled. Dalhousie University’s Halifax and Truro campuses, the University of King’s College, and Saint Mary’s University were among the institutions that announced they would be closed today. MSVU| StFX| MtA| The Reporter| NSCC| CTV News|The Hawk| The Coast Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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