All About Weather
EMO’s Severe Weather Centre
Welcome to the severe weather centre. We invite you to learn more about severe or extreme weather and what to do before, during and after a severe storm.
Any dangerous meteorological phenomenon that could cause injury or loss of life, property damage, or serious social disruption is considered severe weather. It can be very unpredictable.
When severe weather is coming, all Nova Scotians must be prepared to take care of themselves and their loved ones for a minimum of 72-hours. This allows first responders time to respond to individual emergencies, and infrastructure providers the time they need to restore services.
Environment Canada and the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office work together to let Nova Scotians know when severe weather is coming or taking place.
Environment Canada issues watches and warnings, and EMO issues safety advisories and public safety information before, during and after the most severe weather.