NWT Emergency Response Update - September 14, 2023 6:00pm

Public Safety Bulletin

Residents and evacuees can call 1-844-259-1793 to ask questions about evacuation or contact disasterassistance@gov.nt.ca   

September 14 Public Safety Bulletin

South Slave Pre-Registration is Open

Pre-registration for re-entry flights for evacuees from Hay River, Kʼatl’odeeche First Nation and Fort Smith has been extended to 5pm, September 15. Phones will be open until 10:00PM tonight. Please call: 1-888-383-6649.  

GNWT Pathfinders can assist at registration centres in Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray and High Level. Any questions or concerns can be sent to: DisasterAssistance@gov.nt.ca

Please note that a separate pre-registration process for Enterprise evacuees will be announced at a later date when a re-entry timeline for that community becomes available.

Your information will be processed as quickly as possible to determine the appropriate re-entry flight. 

Once your flight information is available, the GNWT will call with your flight information. You will also be provided with information on ground transportation from a designated pick-up location to your assigned airport. 

Calls are expected to begin Friday September 15, 2023

For more information on Community Re-entry please see the following links:




GNWT Pathfinders

Residents can contact GNWT Pathfinders for information and help accessing programs and services that assist evacuees and others impacted by disaster events.

Please note that information is specific to circumstances of the event. 

Pathfinders are currently providing assistance to South Slave evacuees for return flights to Hay River and Fort Smith, information on Department of Finance funding programs for evacuees and general information on services being provided by Alberta host communities.

If you have questions or need to contact a pathfinder email:


GNWT Updates

Highways and Airports

For current Highway status check: www.dot.gov.nt.ca/Highways

Health Services Updates

General information and updates can be found here: www.nthssa.ca/en/services/wildfire-health-services-updates

GNWT Service Level Updates

GNWT service updates can be found here: https://www.gov.nt.ca/en/public-safety/government-service-levels

Wildfire Status

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NWT Fire Wildfire Update (ECC website) 

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