This database contains historical records of flood events in Nova Scotia from 1992 to February 1, 2015. Each record in the database represents a single news article from The Chronicle Herald. Our database provides the best matched city where the flood event occurred, the date the story was published, a snippet from the article's full story, other places and the county referenced in the news article (if available), and a citation for the record. We also provide an interactive map for historical flood events dating back to 1759 until 1987.

This project is supported by Nova Scotia Environment, The Chronicle Herald, the School of Information Management and the Institute for Big Data Analytics at Dalhousie University.

Use at your own risk! Our database is provided for information purposes only. The accuracy of the information presented does not express nor imply any warranties. The user therefore assumes the entire risk associated with use of the information contained here and within.


  • Nova Scotia with inset near Windsor.

  • Viewing flood-related news articles across the province over time.

  • Nova Scotia's road networks via OpenStreetMap.

  • Capturing flood-related events near roads.

  • Nova Scotia waterways via OpenStreetMap.

  • Flood-related stories flowing throughout the years.

Explore the interactive maps below!

This data was mined from 1.3 million news articles in The Chronicle Herald dating from January 1, 1992 to February 1, 2015.
Travel back to 1759...
This data is provided in A.D Kindervater (1988). Flooding Events in Nova Scotia : a Historical Perspective. Environment Canada