City Update: Mon Sept 26, 2022

City Update: Monday, September 26, 2022
Posted on 09/26/2022

Collective and continued recovery and clean up efforts underway

The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners continue to address the challenges that Hurricane Fiona has presented. With the weather shift we are experiencing today (wind and rain), the City is urging residents to use extra caution and limit their movement to essential travel. Limiting travel will also help reduce traffic on roadways, including potential incidents or accidents. This will also help crews move throughout the City and maintain a dedicated focus on the storm recovery efforts.

Recovery and Clean Up Efforts
Work crews have been on the ground since first light and are continuing the recovery and clean up efforts. This work is ongoing as there is still a large amount of debris, and in particular trees, on roadways and throughout the community. Crews continue to prioritize main roads and secondary roads to ensure neighbourhoods are accessible. Please continue to practice patience, as this work will take some time.

Reception Centres
The City has reopened its three Reception Centres that are providing some comforts such as wifi, municipal water (bring your own drinking container), small snacks and power to charge personal devices.

The following Reception Centres are open until 10 p.m. today:

  • Hillsborough Park Community Centre (199 Patterson Dr)
  • Malcolm J. Darrach Community Centre (1 Avonlea Dr)
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts (145 Richmond St)

Safety Reminders

Important and essential safety reminders include:

  • Slow down on the roadways and treat non-working traffic signals as a four way stop.
  • Barbeques and cooking appliances are not to be used indoors and this includes garages and balconies.
  • Generators must be used outdoors and away from any building openings.
  • Do not attempt to clear trees or branches away from downed power lines.
  • Do not pile debris on the roadway. If it safe to do so, please place manageably-sized debris in piles on the side of the road and away from sidewalks. This will help City crews during the lengthy clean up process ahead.
  • Municipal water is safe to drink, however please conserve water and limit usage as much as possible. The less water enters the system, the easier it is for our Water and Sewer Utility to maintain service.
  • Stay out of parks and off of playgrounds until further notice. With roadways as the current priority, work crews will assess parks and park infrastructure in the coming days.

Reporting a Municipal Issue
To report an issue with Public Works or Water and Sewer Utility, please call our mainline at 902-566-5548. Residents can also call this line with any questions or concerns. For any emergency situations, residents are advised to call 911.

Stay Informed
Following this Public Notice, the City will continue to keep residents informed through the City’s social media channels Twitter at @ChtownPE and Facebook at @CityofCharlottetown, or the City's website at