The Department of Community Services' Emergency Social Services (ESS) section is part of a province-wide emergency preparedness network that plans for the unexpected, like major storms. That emergency network is organized and controlled under the Emergency Management Office Nova Scotia (EMO NS). Also, the Canadian Red Cross assists Community Services with province-wide planning, exercising and response in all areas of Emergency Social Services.
- Read advice on how to prepare for an emergency.
- Read how the Canadian Red Cross prepares for emergencies.
- The EMO is also on Facebook and Twitter.
If you receive Income Assistance and experience a prolonged
power outage during a major storm, call your caseworker
to find out what resources are available to help.