General Storm and Emergency Information:

Please dial 2-1-1 to find information on non-profit, community or government programs, including food and shelter. We are available 24/7.

HURRICANE FIONA GENERAL INFORMATION:

Quicklinks

Hurricane Fiona Disaster Financial Assistance
Post-Fiona Additional Financial Assistance
Red Cross Emergency Grant and Financial Assistance Program

Mental Health Resources
Region-based Information Resources


Hurricane Fiona Disaster Financial Assistance

Looking for information about the Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) program to cover uninsurable losses?

This program helps those whose losses aren’t covered by insurance. The amount of financial assistance is determined based on the circumstances, but Disaster Financial Assistance can cover damage up to $200,000.

  • For insured damage, people should contact their insurance broker or company to make a claim. Only uninsurable damage is eligible for Disaster Financial Assistance.

  • If you are not sure if their insurance covers the damage, contact your insurance broker or company. You may also contact the Insurance Bureau of Canada at 1-844-227-5422.

  • This program helps those with losses that aren’t covered by insurance. If you are applying for Disaster Financial Assistance, you will be asked for a Confirmation of Insurance Form from your insurance company. This form describes the loss and confirms that insurance was not available.
  • Fact Sheet about the Disaster Financial Assistance program: https://beta.novascotia.ca/documents/disaster-financial-assistance-fact-sheet

Details on this assistance program including eligibility, process, and the application form can be found at:


Post-Fiona Additional Financial Assistance

Looking for information about the financial assistance for those who lost food due to a 48-hour power outage?

Looking for information about the financial assistance that can help with tree debris removal?

Read the news release at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20220926005

Details on this assistance program including eligibility, process, and the application form can be found at: https://novascotia.ca/hurricane-fiona-support/

 

Red Cross Emergency Grant and Financial Assistance Program

Please note that registration with the Canadian Red Cross closed as of December 2. For more information, please visit Hurricane Fiona – Canadian Red Cross

 

Mental Health Resources

Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line

Provides crisis intervention for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis or mental distress.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to support callers who present with suicidal thoughts, self-harming thoughts or behaviors, overwhelming anxiety, difficulty coping with distress, psychotic or distorted thinking, depression, substance use difficulties or any other self-identified mental health concerns. Crisis is self-defined by the individual calling for support.

Access the Crisis Line by calling 1-888-429-8167 

https://mha.nshealth.ca/en/services/provincial-mental-health-and-addictions-crisis-line


Men’s Helpline

A free, confidential service for adult men, and individuals who identify as men, who have concerns about their well-being, safety, and/or the safety of others. (Is not a crisis line.)

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to men, and individuals who identify as men. Provides access to a variety of supports and services specific to their needs, including information, navigation, referrals, and brief intervention counselling.

Access the 24-Hour Men’s Helpline by calling 2-1-1


All Genders Helpline
 
A free, confidential service for adults of all genders, including non-binary and trans individuals, who have concerns about their well-being, safety, and/or the safety of others. (Is not a crisis line.)

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to people of all genders. Provides access to a variety of supports and services specific to their needs, including information, navigation, referrals, and brief intervention counselling.

Access the 24-Hour All Genders Helpline by calling 2-1-1


Women’s Helpline

A free, confidential service for adult women, and individuals who identify as women, who have concerns about their well-being, safety, and/or the safety of others. (Is not a crisis line.)

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to women, and individuals who identify as women. Provides access to a variety of supports and services specific to their needs, including information, navigation, referrals, and brief intervention counselling.

Access the 24-Hour Women’s Helpline by calling 2-1-1

 

Mental Health and Addictions Peer Support Line

The Mental Health and Addictions Peer Support Line is a toll free, non-crisis, province wide service, available to all Nova Scotians 18 years of age or older. It is staffed by trained peer supporters, who have personal or family-based lived experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges.

Toll free number: 1-800-307-1686

Hours:
Wednesday to Friday: 5pm-11pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 11am-11pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays



Region-based Information Resources

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


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

Municipality of the District of Guysborough – Latest Information

Kings County – Latest Information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/REMOKingsCounty
Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/REMO_KingsCty
Public Hotline: 902-690-6112

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