Post-Hurricane Dorian information

Emergency order for crane removal - extended

On Oct. 16, the Province extended the localized state of emergency for the safe and timely removal of the crane that collapsed on a building in Halifax during Hurricane Dorian. The new emergency order is valid until October 30, 2019. 

Download the extended Declaration (PDF).

Emergency order for crane removal - extended

On Oct. 2, the Province extended the localized state of emergency for the safe and timely removal of the crane that collapsed on a building in Halifax during Hurricane Dorian.

Download the extended Declaration (PDF).

Emergency order for crane removal

On Sept. 18, the province declared a localized state of emergency to ensure the safe and timely removal of the crane that collapsed on a building in Halifax during Hurricane Dorian.

Download the Declaration of the State of Emergency (PDF)

Closures

Assistance for Employment Support and Income Assistance clients

Due to extended power outages resulting from Hurricane Dorian, the Department of Community Services is providing emergency assistance for the month of September 2019 to Employment Support and Income Assistance recipients who have been without power for 48 hours or more. The department will provide $110 to a single person, $140 to a couple, and $30 for each dependent. This emergency assistance will not be considered an overpayment (ie: not recovered from future assistance). Other help may be available based on individual circumstances and clients are encouraged to contact their caseworker.

Insurance coverage

Most car, home, and business insurance policies cover damage caused by a hurricane or tropical storm. If you have questions about your coverage, you should contact your insurance representative. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has provided the following information to help Nova Scotians recovering from Hurricane Dorian:

IBC is also available to answer general insurance inquiries at 1-844-2ask-IBC (1-844-227-5422, ext. 228)