Jul
27
2020

Province receives Calian’s final report on disaster response efforts

The Government of Prince Edward Island has received the final report on its response to post-tropical storm Dorian that hit the province in September 2019.

Calian Emergency Management Solutions, experts in the industry, was selected to provide an independent review of the provincial response to one of the most significant weather events in recent Atlantic Canadian history. 

In its final report, Calian concludes that the Province managed a successful, well-coordinated response to post-tropical storm Dorian and has outlined six areas of opportunity to explore to enhance the provincial response to the next disaster event. These include resource management; training and exercise; information management; concept of operations; business continuity; and decision centre tools. 

“Dorian was an eye-opening experience for Islanders and the entire province. It was an extraordinary weather event not seen in recent history and I am incredibly proud of the coordinated effort the province provided Islanders,” said Bloyce Thompson, Minister of Justice and Public Safety. “

This last year, government has responded to a series of unusual events which includes Dorian, supply chain impacts from the rail blockades, a malware attack and currently, COVID-19. The Emergency Measures Organization has been an active contributor throughout these events and it is clear that its role has expanded well beyond isolated weather events.”

“My thanks go to the experts at Calian for this thorough independent review. The recommendations from this report will be part of our plan to build an even stronger and sustainable provincial response plan for all future events,” added Thompson.

Close to 300 Islanders took part in focus groups, interviews and a bilingual survey from late February to March this year to provide their insights and experiences related to the provincial response to Dorian.

Download the final report



Media contact:
Vicki Tse
Department of Justice and Public Safety
vickitse@gov.pe.ca
 

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