Ramea resting easy
Mayor says Thanksgiving Day storm caused little damage to the community
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.