Total solar eclipse: State of emergency declared in Niagara region

By: 600011 On: Mar 30, 2024, 5:32 PM


A state of emergency has been declared in the Niagara region ahead of the April 8 total solar eclipse. Officials informed that since it is a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon, the health and safety of the people are being prioritized and the state of emergency is being declared on the day of the solar eclipse. Emergency is declared under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The city said in a news release that the state of emergency is being declared for the safety of residents and visitors to the area.

The announcement comes after Niagara Falls was confirmed as one of the best places in the world to view the solar eclipse. Officials say that many people, including tourists and local residents, will come here to watch the solar eclipse. Officials said local governments, first responders and community organizations will help ensure safe viewing of the solar eclipse and health and safety.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a safety alert for airplanes ahead of the solar eclipse. The FAA said all domestic (instrument flight rules) and IFR flights should prepare for delays, diversions and schedule changes. The purpose of the notice is to inform airmen of potential impacts to air traffic and airports in the eclipse path, the news release said.

NASA called it the Great North American Solar Eclipse. The April 8 solar eclipse will be visible in many countries, including the United States, Mexico and Canada.