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Emergency Planning

When an emergency occurs, municipalities are generally the first level of government to respond. Even the most prepared municipalities are vulnerable to community emergencies, whether brought about by nature, such as the December 2013 ice storm; by systems failures, such as the 2003 blackout; or otherwise. Northumberland County and its seven member municipalities are responsible to assess high risk hazards and plan to protect residents.

During an emergency, Northumberland County will provide assistance to member municipalities. The local and County community control groups will coordinate response with police, fire, emergency health services, public works, and evacuation shelters. Emergencies requiring extraordinary measures may require a Declaration of a State of Emergency and the assistance of the Provincial and Federal Government.


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