In the event of an emergency, residents are asked to be prepared to look after themselves and their families for up to 72hours. 

The West Hants Regional Municipality has many comfort centres that may be activated during an emergency event and typically after 72-hours.  Depending on the event, they may open sooner.  Nova Scotia's Emergency Management Office has identified many criteria and guidelines for municipalities to consider before designating a facility as a comfort centre.

The Municipality is aware that there are some other private locations within our region that open their doors as a 'community courtesy' during a time of need; however, they are outside of what the Municipality has designated as "comfort centres".  The comfort centres offered by West Hants Regional Municipality (through partnerships), include:

 

Comfort Centre Address  Availabilities Status 
Brooklyn Civic Centre 995 Hwy. 215, Brooklyn, NS (Newport) Power via back-up generator, light refreshments incl. water, accessible, showers/bathrooms, device charging CLOSED
Royal Canadian Legion 35 Empire Lane, Windsor, NS  Power via back-up generator, light refreshments incl. water, accessible, bathrooms, device charging CLOSED
Southwest Hants Fire Hall 1884 Hwy. 14, Vaughans, NS Power via back-up generator, light refreshments incl. water, accessible, bathrooms, device charging CLOSED
Summerville Fire Hall 59 Summerville Wharf Rd, Summerville, NS Power via back-up generator, light refreshments incl. water, accessible, bathrooms, device charging CLOSED
Walton Shore Fire Hall 4281 Walton Woods Road, Walton, NS Power via back-up generator, light refreshments incl. water, accessible, bathrooms, device charging CLOSED
West Hants Ground Search & Rescue 821 Hwy. 1, Mount Denson, NS Power via back-up generator, light refreshments incl. water, accessible, bathrooms, device charging CLOSED
Windsor Community Centre 78 Thomas Street, Windsor, NS Power via back-up generator, light refreshments incl. water, accessible, bathrooms, device charging CLOSED
       

 

Contact Information

911
Call or text 911 in an emergency situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance.
Examples of an emergency include:

  • A fire
  • A crime, especially if in progress
  • A car crash, especially if someone is injured
  • A medical emergency, especially for symptoms that require immediate medical attention

Nova Scotia Power

Nova Scotia Emergency Management Operations

Atlantic Canada Weather Alerts for Hants County

Canadian Red Cross  Atlantic

Nova Scotia Transportation Infrastructure and Renewal

The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

Nova Scotia 211
Call 211 or text 21167 if you need information on services in your community but don't know where to turn.