Public Safety Notices


On June 27th, the Emergency Management Organization (EMO) was advised by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) of forecasted high water levels on the Liard and Mackenzie River systems.

As of July 3rd, water levels are now back to near normal and the risk of flooding is significantly reduced.

Travellers are encouraged to check the Department of Infrastructure’s highway conditions map, Twitter, or call 1-800-661-0750 for the latest updates.

Information current as of 12 p.m. July 3rd, 2018. The EMO will continue to monitor conditions but, since current conditions have returned to near normal, no further updates are planned at this time.



Government of the Northwest Territories departments are working together with community governments and other organizations and agencies to monitor and respond to potential threats to public safety, communities and critical infrastructure in the Northwest Territories.

The NWT Emergency Plan sets out the policy and guidance whereby GNWT agencies and their partners support local emergency operations, and meet a collective responsibility to provide a prompt and coordinated response management for territorial emergencies.

Information to help individuals prepare their family and pets for an emergency are available on the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs’ website

To report a community emergency, contact the NWT Emergency Measures Office 24 hours a day at 867-920-2303.

Below is a list of websites with the most recent, accurate official information to help keep residents informed on issues related to their communities. For more information, please contact the appropriate department representative.

Wildland Fire

Highway Closures

The Department of Infrastructure provides up-to-date highway condition information, including highway closures, through the following platforms:      

Air Quality and Public Health Advisories

Fire Bans and Park Closures

  • Information about fire bans and territorial park closures will be found under alerts on Industry, Tourism and Investment’s NWT Parks website.
  • You can also follow NWT Parks on Twitter at @NWTParks or Facebook at for updates.

Each department or organization is responsible for updating their pages on their own as required by the current situation. Requests for information or updates should be directed to the responsible department.