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first_img Nova Scotians are invited to comment on a report released today,Dec. 2, on the province’s emergency response to Hurricane Juan. The report is a summary of the debriefing that took place at theEmergency Measures Organization(EMO) on Oct. 29, 2003. EMO holdsa debriefing after every major emergency to determine how theresponse was handled and identify areas of improvements. “I am very proud of the co-ordinated effort that responded to thehurricane, which I believe helped foster a sense of stability andoptimism among Nova Scotians,” said Ernest Fage, Ministerresponsible for the Emergency Measures Act. “No matter how good aresponse is, we can always learn from our experience. We haveheard from the agencies involved in the response and now we areasking Nova Scotians for their comments.” The report describes the overall response effort by focusing ontwo key topics: the breadth, scope, strengths and weaknesses ofthe emergency response effort; and the lessons learned as aresult of that effort. Recommendations centre around three mainareas: improved use of resources and people, improved operationalprotocols and improved communications. The summary report and the verbatim account of the debriefing canbe found on EMO’s website at . Copies of thesummary report are available at all Access Nova Scotia Centresacross the province. Nova Scotians can comment on the emergency response by e-mail [email protected], by mail to Response to Hurricane Juan,P.O. Box 608, Halifax, NS, B3J 2R7, or by calling 424-7609 or 1-800-607-5565 before Dec. 31, 2003. Comments will be compiled and reported back to the ProvincialEmergency Activation Team. EMERGENCY MEASURES ORGANIZATION–Report on Emergency Response toHurricane Juanlast_img read more