April 13, 2024

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Niagara: A state of emergency due to a solar eclipse that attracts thousands of visitors

Niagara: A state of emergency due to a solar eclipse that attracts thousands of visitors

authorities in his area Niagara This was announced for precautionary reasons Emergency Due to scarcity Solar eclipseon April 8, when a large crowd is expected to gather at the falls to view them.

Regional President Jim Bradley made this decision purely as a precaution, his office said in a statement. “Declaring a state of emergency (…) strengthens the tools available to the region to ensure the health and safety of residents visitors and to protect critical infrastructure, no matter what“, he added.

The impressive waterfalls are located on the border of Canada and the United States of America, on the “path” of the eclipse Many people have already booked hotels and rooms for rent To live this experience in one of North America's natural wonders.

Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati predicted that “It will be by far the biggest crowd we've ever seen» On the Canadian side of the border. He even estimated that the number of visitors is expected to reach one million next weekend, while Niagara Falls usually receives 14 million visitors annually.

The authorities will also modify some services and Some facilities will be closed This is to limit car traffic on the roads on April 8.

Source: APE-MPE, Reuters

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