Region of Queens Municipality

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The Council of Region of Queens Municipality has established an emergency planning group in order to provide a prompt and coordinated response to emergencies throughout Queens County. The emergency service providers include fire, police, ambulance, health, municipal, Transportation, Community Services, Natural Resources, Ground Search and Rescue, and communications.

The Emergency Management Organization (EMO) of Nova Scotia is also available to assist in the case of an emergency in Queens. Check out the EMO Nova Scotia website for general information and on being prepared or contact our Emergency Management Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone: 902-350-1413.

When a pending or real emergency situation arises in our community, you should have a battery or crank powered radio available and tune into our local radio stations, CKBW (94.5 FM), COUNTRY (100.7 FM)or QCCR (99.3FM) for updates and important information.

 

 Current or Developing Situations:

November 22, 2021:  A rainfall warning has been issued for all of Nova Scotia ahead of the coming storm. Southwestern Nova Scotia is expected to have heavy rain associated with this system this morning in southwestern Nova Scotia, with rainfall amounts estimated at 60 - 90 mm, and the storm will spread to the eastern parts of the province by this evening, with effects expected to continue through to Wednesday. Total rainfall amounts will be highest in eastern Nova Scotia where totals of 100 to 150 mm are possible by Wednesday morning.

While it appears Queens will not be getting the worst of this system, please be prepared in the event of power or utility outages, elevated river levels, road shoulder erosion or road washouts, flooding - especially in poor drainage areas, flooded basements, and hazardous driving conditions. Strong southeasterly winds are also expected ahead of the low today. Generally, these winds are expected to gust between 60 and 80 km/h, but areas along the Atlantic coast from Halifax and eastward could see gusts as high as 100 km/h.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Continue to monitor storm conditions on the Environment Canada Website: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns4