News releases from Emergency Management Office (Page 17)

Hurricane Bill May Bring Flooding, Storm Surge

Emergency Management Office

In preparation for Hurricane Bill, the Emergency Management Office is encouraging Nova Scotians to stay safe and be ready for potential flooding, storm surges and hurricane-force winds.

Sherbrooke Village Closed

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7) / Emergency Management Office

Due to anticipated poor weather conditions because of Hurricane Bill, and with the safety of staff and the public in mind, Sherbrooke Village will be closed Sunday Aug. 23.

Parks Closing due to Severe Weather

Natural Resources (to July 2018) / Emergency Management Office

Provincial beaches, day-use, and camping parks will be closed to the public because of severe weather conditions anticipated from Hurricane Bill.

Préparations en vue de la saison des ouragans alors que l'ouragan Bill prend des forces

Emergency Management Office

Le Bureau de gestion des urgences (BGU) demande au public de prendre les précautions nécessaires alors qu’à 13 h 30 aujourd'hui 20 août, l'ouragan Bill prend des forces au sud dans l'Atlantique, à environ 500 kilomètres au large de St. Martin dans les Caraïbes.

Preparing for Hurricane Season as Hurricane Bill Gains Strength

Emergency Management Office

The Emergency Management Office (EMO) is advising the public to take necessary precautions as Hurricane Bill gains strength in the southern Atlantic Ocean, about 500 kilometres off St. Martin in the Caribbean as of 1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 20.

Executive Leadership Group Established for Provincial Emergencies

Emergency Management Office

Emergency Management Minister Ramona Jennex has named a new executive leadership committee to advise her on the co-ordination of responses to all provincial emergencies. The executive emergency management committee will provide leadership and accountability.

Strengthening Safety for You, Your Family

Emergency Management Office

A new way for Nova Scotians to strengthen personal safety was introduced today, April 30, to mark Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs from May 3 to 9.

Strengthening Safety for You, Your Family

Emergency Management Office

A new way for Nova Scotians to strengthen personal safety was introduced today, April 30, to mark Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs from May 3 to 9.

911 Call-takers and Emergency Dispatchers Honoured

Emergency Management Office

911 call-takers and emergency dispatchers are being recognized for their dedication during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, April 12-18.

Officials Urge Caution During Flooding

Emergency Management Office

The Emergency Management Office urges Nova Scotians to use caution in preparing for possible flooding, and in cleaning up from flooding.

Searchers Train to Find Missing Child, Parent

Emergency Management Office

Ground search and rescue teams from southwestern Nova Scotia will hone their skills in finding missing people with a training exercise Sunday, March 22.

Clear Civic Number Signs Can Save Lives

Emergency Management Office

Seconds can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. That's why the province is urging Nova Scotians to clearly post their civic number, making it easier for police, firefighters and paramedics to find them as quickly as possible when trouble strikes.

Public Safety Advisory Issued for Cumberland County

Emergency Management Office

Local officials and the Emergency Management Office are advising residents of Cumberland County to take precautions for possible power outages. Strong winds forecast by Environment Canada, coupled with the ice build-up on trees and power lines from Tuesday's storm, could result in loss of electricity.

Premier, Minister Ask Students to Encourage Parents to Sign Up For Safety

Emergency Management Office

Premier Rodney MacDonald and Emergency Management Minister David Morse met with Grade 4 and 5 students at New Minas Elementary today, March 6, to talk about how they can help parents make their homes safer.

Follow Safety Precautions During Flooding, Power Outages

Emergency Management Office

The Emergency Management Office (EMO) advises Nova Scotians impacted by flooding and power outages to follow safety precautions.

Ice Build-up in Cumberland County

Emergency Management Office

Cumberland County is under heavy ice build-up conditions, which is causing strain on power and telephone lines. Electricity, telephone and Internet services have been disrupted.

Précautions en vue de la tempête de verglas

Emergency Management Office

Le Bureau de gestion des urgences demande aux Néo-Écossais de prendre les précautions nécessaires en vue des prévisions de pluie verglaçante et de grésil d'Environnement Canada, qui débuteront plus tard aujourd'hui 1er mars et se poursuivront lundi.

Precautions for Ice Storm

Emergency Management Office

The Emergency Management Office advises Nova Scotians to take appropriate precautions in view of Environment Canada's forecast of freezing rain and ice pellets beginning later today, March 1, and continuing through Monday.

Campaign Launched Urging Citizens to Post Civic Number

Emergency Management Office

The province launched a public safety campaign today, Feb. 25, that highlights the critical importance of having a clearly posted civic number in front of every home, service organization and business.

Municipalities Have Strong Foundation for Emergency Management

Emergency Management Office

Nova Scotia's municipalities are being commended for working to strengthen emergency management in Nova Scotia.