NWT Emergency Response Update - September 18, 2023 5:00pm

Public Safety Bulletin

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


September 18 Public Safety Bulletin

Update for South Slave Evacuees

With the re-entry of Hay River, the KFN reserve and Fort Smith, evacuees should now be checked out of their accommodations in Alberta. Anyone wishing to stay will need to make their own alternate arrangements for accommodations going forward.

The GNWT is working with residents of Enterprise who require continued accommodations support.  Enterprise residents who have not been in contact with the GNWT are encouraged to contact disasterassistance@gov.nt.ca

Any South Slave Region residents with questions about accommodations supports can also email: disasterassistance@gov.nt.ca

If you are concerned about the reduced availability of health services in your community:

Please contact 867-874-8000 to discuss your healthcare options in Hay River during this time or visit https://www.hrhssa.org for the latest updates on services.

Residents in Fort Smith can find more information here: www.nthssa.ca/en/newsroom/public-notice-service-level-update-%E2%80%93-fort-smith-september-15-2023

If you are unable to return home due to reduced availability of necessary health services in your community, please visit www.nthssa.ca/en/newsroom/public-notice-return-nwt-and-supports-residents-who-have-medical-appointments-or-arel for the latest updates on services and contact information to make arrangements until you can return home.

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 contacting Enterprise evacuees about their accommodations and return plans, and providing information on Department of Finance funding programs for evacuees.

If you have questions or need to contact a Pathfinder by email: DisasterAssistance@gov.nt.ca

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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