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Public Safety Notices

Evacuation order: Jean Marie River

  • Evacuate the area immediately due to high risk of flooding
  • An Evacuation Order has been issued notifying residents that due to water levels on the Mackenzie River rising rapidly and high risk of flooding, residents of Jean Marie River have been evacuated.
  • All residents are asked to please stay away from the flood area until further notice. 

Evacuees MUST register

All evacuees must register with the Jean Marie River Senior Administrative Officer. Updated information will be posted here.

Accommodations

Due to the current Public Health Orders issued in relation to COVID-19; community evacuees may be able to stay with family and friends for the duration of the evacuation. Accommodations assistance may be provided as required.

Transportation assistance

Transportation assistance will be provided for those that need it. Please identify the need for transportation assistance as required.

COVID-19 orders

Remember to follow the recommendations and regulations set by the CPHO to limit the spread of COVID-19. Information on Public Health Orders can be found at https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/current-public-health-orders.

Telephone and cell phone communications

An incident has affected telephone and cell phone communications in Jean Marie River. All Bell Mobility services in are down until further notice.

Evacuation order: Vale Island (Hay River)

  • Residents of Vale Island in Hay River must evacuate IMMEDIATELY.
  • An Evacuation Order has been issued notifying residents that due to water levels on the Hay River rising rapidly and high risk of flooding,
  • All residents are asked to please stay away from the flood area until further notice. 

All evacuees MUST register

Evacuees are instructed to register in person at the Community Centre or register via phone at 1-833-699-0188.

Accommodations

Due to the current Public Health Orders issued in relation to COVID-19; evacuees may be able to stay with family and friends for the duration of the evacuation (maximum 10 persons per household). Accommodation options also include an RV Camp and the Evacuation Centre located at the Hay River Community Centre.

Transportation assistance

Transportation assistance will be provided for those that need it. Please identify when registering if required.

COVID-19 Orders

Remember to follow the recommendations and regulations set by the CPHO to limit the spread of COVID-19. Information on Public Health Orders can be found at https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/current-public-health-orders.

Detailed information regarding accommodations, transportation assistance and how evacuees should proceed will be communicated when registering.

Evacuation alert: Fort Simpson Island

  • Prepare to evacuate on short notice
  • An Evacuation Alert has been issued notifying residents of the potential danger of flooding in Fort Simpson Island due to rising water levels.
  • Residents of Fort Simpson Island are advised to be prepared to evacuate on short notice due to the risk of flooding.  Should you need to evacuate, an order will be issued. 
  • This advisory may be followed by an Evacuation Order with information on the current conditions, where to evacuate and further instructions.

Community Updates:

Contacts

Emergency Services

  • If you are unable to reach 9-1-1, please call your local community emergency service directly.
  • If you can't reach local emergency services or 911, please go directly to the RCMP detachment or to the local Health Center.
  • To report a community emergency, contact the NWT Emergency Management Organization 24 hours a day at 867-920-2303.
  • Information to help individuals prepare their family and pets for an emergency are available on the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs website.

COVID-19

  • Visit here for the latest, up-to-date, and accurate information about COVID-19 in the NWT. 
  • For general questions related to COVID-19 call 8-1-1 or email: covid@gov.nt.ca
  • For questions about isolation or to submit an isolation plan email: protectnwt@gov.nt.ca or call: 1-833-378-8297

Fires

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 fb.com/nwtparks for updates.
Last modified: 
May 8, 2021