Resident Info - Emergency Measures
Ditchfield & Silver Bay Rd.

Section 11(1) and 11(2) of The Emergency Measures Act provides the authority for officials working under a local state of emergency to issue an order to any party to do everything necessary to prevent or limit loss of life and damage to property or the environment.

·      Powers during a State of Local Emergency

·      Details of a Declaration

·      Sample State of Local Emergency

·      Public Notification

Powers during a State of Local Emergency
1.     cause emergency plans to be implemented;
2.     utilize any real or personal property considered necessary to prevent, combat or alleviate the effects of any emergency or disaster;
3.     authorize or require any qualified person to render aid of such type as that person may be qualified to provide;
4.     control, permit or prohibit travel to or from any area or on any road, street or highway;
5.     cause the evacuation of persons and the removal of livestock and personal property and make arrangements for the adequate care and protection thereof;
6.     control or prevent the movement of people and the removal of livestock from any designated area that may have a contaminating disease;
7.     authorize the entry into any building, or upon any land without warrant;
8.     cause the demolition or removal of any trees, structure or crops in order to prevent, combat or alleviate the effects of an emergency or a disaster;
9.     authorize the procurement and distribution of essential resources and the provision of essential services;
10.  regulate the distribution and availability of essential goods, services and resources;
11.  provide for the restoration of essential facilities, the distribution of essential supplies and the maintenance and              co-ordination of emergency medical, social and other essential services;
12. expend such sums as are necessary to pay expenses caused by the emergency.

For further information pertaining to an emergency situation please consult the following sources: