Emergency & Disaster 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.

Food Safety Information:

Nova Scotia Government Food Safety fact sheets collection: https://www.novascotia.ca/nse/food-protection/factsheets-publications.asp

Public should contact their local Nova Scotia Environment office if they have questions about safe food and water during/after power outages, and flooding: https://novascotia.ca/nse/dept/regional-office-locations.asp

Fact Sheets

Frozen food: When to Save and when to Throw Out:

English: https://novascotia.ca/nse/food-protection/docs/factsheet-poweroff.pdf
French: https://novascotia.ca/nse/food-protection/docs/factsheet-poweroff-FR.pd

Saving Food When the Power is Off: https://novascotia.ca/nse/food-protection/docs/factsheet-poweroff.pdf

Food Safety After a Floodhttps://novascotia.ca/nse/food-protection/docs/factsheet-flood.pdf

Using Well Water After a Flood: https://novascotia.ca/storm-support/docs/using-well-water-after-flood-en.pdf

Additional Hurricane Resources

Disaster Financial Assistance Program for July 2023 Floods

The Disaster Financial Assistance Program helps with costs to repair or replace uninsurable, essential basic property loss (like appliances and furniture) due to the July 2023 floods. 

Repair and replacement costs for insured and insurable items (even if insurance wasn’t purchased) are not eligible for assistance. Food lost due to the July 2023 floods also isn’t eligible for assistance.

Home-sharing through Happipad


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

Emergency Preparedness:

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