logo-faded

Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

Sunset

Residents Emergency Measures Above Content 01

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.

 

News Release from Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office:  January 8, 2020

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE--Applications Available for Financial Assistance Program for Dorian Damage
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Nova Scotians who suffered uninsurable losses as a result of Hurricane Dorian can now apply for the disaster financial assistance program beginning today, Jan. 8.

"Hurricane Dorian caused widespread damage across Nova Scotia and its effects were felt from Yarmouth to Sydney. Based on information we received from municipalities and provincial departments, the damage is estimated to be about $11 million," said Chuck Porter, Minister responsible for emergency management. "This program helps people and communities get back on their feet after a disaster. It covers the costs of basic household items like appliances and furniture, as well as basic repairs of structural damage to a home or business that are not insurable."

Details on the program and how to apply are available at https://beta.novascotia.ca/government/emergency-management-office . The deadline to apply for assistance is March 31.

Government announced the program on Dec. 19 to help individuals, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have uninsurable claims and municipalities with uninsured losses.

Quick Facts:
-- Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Nova Scotia on Sept. 7
-- the disaster financial assistance program covers up to $200,000 per household, small business, not-for-profit. There is no deductible
-- food is not covered by this program. Food lost in power outages could have been covered by insurance
-- contact 2-1-1 for more information
-- the last disaster financial assistance program was implemented in October 2016 following historic flooding in Nova Scotia

Additional Resources:
Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office, https://beta.novascotia.ca/government/emergency-management-office

 

 

Website- 902-354-3455 graphic