Ramea rest­ing easy

Mayor says Thanks­giv­ing Day storm caused lit­tle dam­age to the com­mu­nity

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - News - BY BRYAN TAIT bryan.tait@tc.tc

The is­land town of Ramea fared rea­son­ably well dur­ing the Thanks­giv­ing Day storm, ac­cord­ing to the mayor. Clyde Do­minie said there was no in­fra­struc­ture dam­age as a re­sult of the storm, and only a hand­ful of in­stances where water got into homes.

“Usu­ally we don’t have a prob­lem with rain­wa­ter,” Do­minie said. “We’re a lit­tle bit hilly and things run away pretty good, our drainage is good.”

The big­gest prob­lem for Ramea now is the clo­sure of Route 480. Ramea is only ac­ces­si­ble by a ferry from Bur­geo. Bur­geo was cut off af­ter the high­way washed out dur­ing the storm.

Do­minie said as of Thurs­day it hadn’t had much of an ef­fect. Be­cause Oct. 10 was a hol­i­day, he said no gro­cery de­liv­er­ies had been planned any­way, so the storm had no ef­fect in that sense.

“I sus­pect the stores don’t have much in the line of fresh fruit and milk,” he said.

Do­minie said there’s no short­age of gas or diesel fuel ei­ther, and noted it’s un­likely any­one will be go­ing far un­til the high­way is re­opened.

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