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Ice Storm Preparedness, Emergency, Hydro and Weather links

13/04/18
Information from the Road Crew, Fire Chief and Resources should you experience blackouts or other issues.

Roads:

The Town's Roads and Drainage Division is prepared to address the weather conditions. All equipment and operators are ready to respond. We will put down de-icing fluid as needed.

Please be aware that roads will continue to be icy in the event of an ice storm, and to check the weather report for your area for more information. As of 4:30 pm Friday, there is a Snowfall Warning in effect. 

Environment Canada Radar

Environment Canada - Public Alerts

The Weather Network - The Blue Mountains, ON

72 Hour Emergency Kit/Hydro Outage Information Links/

Deputy Fire Chief and CEMC Station 2, Steve Conn, reminds everyone of the importance of having a 72 hour emergency kit.

If the power does go out, check with your provider.  Ontario Hydro has a good website with an OutageMap and allows out to sign up for Outage Alerts. Restoration times are updated often as crews work to restore power.

Collus Powerstream has a website that allows you to report and track outages. You may follow them at Twitter for updates as well @CollusPower.

Some safety tips:

  • Stay away from and report downed power lines
  • Don’t use outdoor grills or barbeques indoors
  • Don’t use generators in garages or enclosed areas
  • Keep your fridge and freezer closed. Some food can keep for 24 to 48 hours.  If in doubt throw the food out and don’t use it.
  • Have electronic devices charged up to monitor news feeds and power outage updates

If the power is out for a prolonged outage, the Town has an emergency backup generator that can be used at the BVCC for a warming area. We will inform residents if a warming centre is set up via Twitter @Town_Blue_Mtns, on our website, through local radio and media, and via e-blast. 

As always, please check on neighbours to ensure they are ok. 

Town Emergency Contacts:

  • Roads Emergency 705-443-5393
  • Water Emergency 705-446-5853
  • Wastewater Emergency 705-446-5041
  • OPP Non-Emergency 1-888-310-1122
  • All other emergencies call 911

211ontario.ca also be a good information source in the event of a general emergency. You may also call 211 by telephone. 

 

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