Flooding Assistance for Cape Breton
CBRM has phased out its help line effective November 4. Residents can still get information and assistance by:
Visiting novascotia.ca/flooding for important links and information
Calling 1-866-424-5620 or emailing email@example.com for disaster financial assistance
Contacting 2-1-1 to access funding for urgent or other community support needs related to the storm. Emergency funding will continue to be disbursed through the United Way and Salvation Army.
How to apply for Disaster Financial Assistance:
You can get forms from Access Nova Scotia, city or town hall, or your local MLA's office. They are also online at novascotia.ca/flooding.
You will need confirmation from your insurance company that you are not insured (or are only partially insured) for the storm damage. there is a one-page letter available with the application form that you can have your insurer complete.
If you are not insured, please note that on the application form.
If you have any questions, call 1-866-424-5620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claims accepted until February 3, 2017
Water Shortages in Southwest Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Municipality
Government of Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office
Government is helping residents affected by the water shortage in southwestern Nova Scotia.
The Emergency Management Office has been working with municipalities for several weeks to make sure residents with dry wells have access to drinking water.
Please visit www.novascotia.ca/watershortage for information on:
Help in your area
Well and drinking water safety
Help for farmers
General Storm and Emergency Information:
For up-to-date storm information, you can visit the CBC storm centre at:
Please dial 211 to find information on non-profit, community or government programs, including food and shelter. We are available 24/7.
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
The Disabled Persons Commission has a booklet called Are You Ready? which can be found at http://disability.novascotia.ca/content/emergency-preparedness-persons-disabilities
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
Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office (EMO) website at http://novascotia.ca/just/EMO/prepare_for_an_emergency/risks/floods.asp
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