Emergencies are situations or impending situations caused by forces of nature, accidents, or intentional acts that constitute dangers of major proportions to life and property. They affect public safety, meaning the health, welfare and property, as well as the environment and economic health of Norfolk County.

Evacuation alert

In the event that an evacuation alert is issued, there is a possibility you will be required to leave your home. In the case of an alert:

  • Locate all family members and designate a place to meet outside of the evacuation area
  • Gather essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers, insurance, identification, emergency contact numbers, and have them ready for immediate departure
  • Make arrangements for pets and livestock and move them to a safe area
  • Charge your devices and plan for batteries and alternatives

Norfolk County Emergency contact information


Information line

During an emergency, an information phone number will be posted.

Emergency Control Group

The Emergency Emergency Control Group is the team of staff called upon to respond to emergencies. When the Emergency Taskforce is activated and has information to share with the general public, it will distributed through Norfolk County Communication channels.

Read more about Norfolk County’s Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Preparedness

Citizens and businesses are encouraged to be prepared for emergencies. Norfolk County provides detailed resources for Emergency Preparedness.

Personal Emergencies

If you have a personal emergency and require assistance from Police, Fire and/or Ambulance, call 911.