General Storm and Emergency Information:

For up-to-date storm information, you can visit the CBC storm centre at:
https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/stormcentre/index.html?region=NS

Please dial 211 to find information on non-profit, community or government programs, including food and shelter. We are available 24/7.

Hurricane Fiona – Updates, September 23, 2022

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office (EMO) – Information about how to prepare for disasters and emergencies, including an emergency kit checklist and hurricane safety tips

EMO Website: 
https://novascotia.ca/emergency-education
EMO Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/EmergencyManagementOfficeNovaScotia
EMO Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/nsemo


Nova Scotia Government – Emergency Alerts and Information
Website: https://novascotia.ca/alerts

Nova Scotia Government – News Releases about Hurricane Fiona
https://novascotia.ca/news/search/?dept=200

Halifax Regional Municipality – Latest Information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hfxgov
Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/hfxgov
Website: 
halifax.ca/severeweather
Phone: Dial 3-1-1

Cape Breton Regional Municipality – Latest Information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CBRMgov
Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/CBRMGov
Phone: Dial 3-1-1

Town of Antigonish – Latest Information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/townofantigonish
Website: 
https://townofantigonish.ca/hurricane-fiona-updates-notices-2.html

Municipality of the District of Guysborough – Latest Information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/modgcounty
Phone: 902-533-2088 * Residents can call this number during the storm event ***
Note: In the event of a medical or fire emergency; or, if you require the
services of the RCMP, please call 911 ***

Kings County – Latest Information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/REMOKingsCounty
Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/REMO_KingsCty
Public Hotline: 902-690-6112 * The public hotline opens at 7pm on Friday
September 23 * Citizens can call if they have concerns about the impacts of
Hurricane Fiona in Kings County ***In the event of an emergency, please dial
9-1-1 and not the Public Hotline***

ALERT SYSTEMS  

Some communities use mass notification systems for informing residents about local emergencies and operations updates * People need to opt-in to receive these alerts * Please see the below websites for instructions on how to receive these local alerts



EVACUATION CENTRES

* NEW *  Halifax Regional Municipality Evacuation Centres are being opened at the following locations:

  • Canada Games Centre, 26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax
  • Acadia Centre, 636 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville
  • St Margaret’s Centre, 12 Westwood Boulevard, Upper Tantallon
  • Musquodoboit Harbour Community Centre, 7900 Highway 7, Musquodoboit Harbour

These locations will be open starting at 8pm on Friday, September 23. They will remain open until the storm passes, or as needed. Further locations may be opened if necessary.
Residents can self-evacuate to these centres anytime during the storm; however,
they are advised to travel only when it is safe to do so. If residents
experience damage to their homes during the storm and cannot safely evacuate,
they should call 911. 

Updated September 22, 2022 7:32pm

* NEW * – Cape Breton Regional
Municipality Evacuation Centres

  • Centre 200, 481 George Street, Sydney will open at 8pm on Friday
    September 23
  • The Centre 200 facility is open to those who wish to self-evacuate from coastal areas that are most affected by the anticipated storm surge (homes in low-lying, sea-level
    coastal ares of the municipality’s south east coastal region – i.e.,
    Gabarus about to the Main-a-dieu area. Some cots are available but
    residents should bring items to make themselves comfortable i.e. blanket,
    pillow.
  • Check https://www.facebook.com/CBRMgov for updates


* NEW * – Indian Gardens, Antigonish
County Voluntary Evacuation


* NEW * – Municipality of the
District of Guysborough Safe Buildings

  • Two “Safe Buildings” will open to residents beginning at 6pm on Friday September 23:
    •  Chedabucto Lifestyle
      Complex at 60 Green Street, Guysborough
    • Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Station at
      1134 Union Street, Canso  
    • Residents can also call
      902-533-2088

***

Homeless Shelter Information – Halifax Regional Municipality

* NEW * – Dartmouth

East
Dartmouth Community Centre
 at 50 Caledonia Road, Dartmouth
* Will be open 12 noon Friday until 12 noon Saturday as an emergency shelter
for Hurricane Fiona
* Friday afternoon, a city bus will visit encampments to offer folks
transportation 
* There will be food and snacks

Updated September 23, 2022 5:44pm

* NEW * – Lower Sackville

Sackville Area Warming Centre at 125 Metropolitan Avenue, Lower Sackville
* Will be open 12 noon Friday until 12 noon Saturday
* Opening for folks who have been tenting
* Will have cots to sleep in and will provide meals

Updated September 23, 2022 5:44pm

Homeless Shelter Information – Cape Breton Regional Municipality

* NEW* – Sydney

Ally Centre at 150 Bentinck Street, Sydney
* Provides shelter to those who experiencing homelessness from Friday afternoon
until Sunday morning

Community Homeless Shelter at 106 Townsend Street, Sydney
* Open overnight through the storm for individuals experiencing homelessness        

Updated September 23, 2022 5:32pm

Homeless Shelter Information – Cumberland County

* NEW * – Amherst

Amherst Lions’ Club at 9 Electric Street, Amherst
* Open 5pm Friday to 8:30am Sunday for individuals experiencing
homelessness

Updated September 23, 2022 5:34pm

Homeless Shelter Information – Pictou County

* NEW * – New Glasgow

Viola’s Place at 189 Marsh Street, New Glasgow
* Open 24/7 Friday and Saturday for individuals experiencing homelessness

Updated September 23, 2022 5:38pm

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

• In the event of an emergency in Nova Scotia, please dial 911.

• For professional health advice in Nova Scotia, please dial 811.

• For road conditions in Nova Scotia, please dial 511.

• For HRM municipal services (buses, garbage, etc.), please dial 311. (Halifax Regional Municipality only

For information on preparing for an emergency, you can visit:

• Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office (EMO) website at http://novascotia.ca/dma/EMO/

• Canadian Red Cross (Nova Scotia) website at http://www.redcross.ca/where-we-work/in-canada/nova-scotia

• Public Safety Canada website at http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-en.aspx

• For power outages please visit Nova Scotia Power at https://www.nspower.ca/en/home/outage-centre/default.aspx or call the outage line at 1-877-428-6004

• For information on preparing for a flood, you can visit:Public Safety Canada website at http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/hzd/flds-en.aspx

• To find up-to-date emergency or storm information on Twitter: @NSEMO, @canredcrossns, @nspowerinc (or search “NS Power Outages: and choose the Twitter handle that represents your area of NS), @RCMPNS @cbcstorm