Emergencies and Extreme Weather Events

Environmental Health

Emergencies and Extreme Weather Events

As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments will come together under Nova Scotia Environment.

Departments involved in this consolidation include the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Wellness, the Department of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Environment, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

For more information, visit novascotia.ca/nse/inspection-compliance-enforcement/

Severe weather events can hit at any time of the year in Nova Scotia and leave you little or no time to prepare. The time to get ready for a natural disaster is now. We're hoping you'll find the following information helpful.

Hurricanes and tropical storms

Most hurricanes and tropical storms occur in August, September and October when the ocean's waters are at their warmest. On average, three to four tropical storms or hurricanes pose a threat to Canada or its waters each year. To learn more about hurricanes, please visit the Environment Canada: Canadian Hurricane Centre website.

Prepare for an emergency (EMO website)