IN CASE OF AN AIR RAID.
HINTS TO LOCAL RESIDENTS.
Inquiring-as to the arrangements now in vogue in case of warning being received of danger of a raid, a representative was informed that no alteration had yet been made in the original plans. Immediately on receipt of such warning buzzers will give the alarm, consisting of long and short blasts, all electricity will be promptly cut off, and gas lighting will be reduced.
Mr. W. B. McLusky, the Halifax gas engineer and manager has made arrangements by which there will be an immediate reduction of pressure to all the area of supply, except high pressure lamps and the latter will be promptly extinguished. This plan was broached in Halifax a year ago and has been adopted since in many places. The reduction of the gas supply in every house will be very pronounced and unmistakable, and should be accepted by every gas consumer as a sequel [signal?] to turn off the gas at every tap in the house, and afterwards take the further precaution of shutting off the gas at the main tap near the meter. It is also important that every consumer should ascertain now that the main tap is in working order. It is advisable that all the taps at the various burners should be turned off before turn-off at the meter.
[This article was a follow-up to this one, published in January, when the lighting restrictions had only just been introduced in Halifax. ]