Adverse Weather

Preparedness messaging for residents for adverse weather include:

  • Having an emergency kit. Information about what should be in a kit can be found at
  • Store warm clothes and blankets where they can be accessed easily.
  • Ensuring that furnaces are working properly in case of a sudden drop in temperature.
  • Ensuring sufficient fuel is on hand for generators in case of a prolonged power outage and practice proper safety procedures.
  • Consider winter or all season tires for vehicles and drive to the conditions. Roads may be slippery as a result of snow, ice and wet foliage. Avoid driving if conditions are unfavourable.
  • Be aware of surroundings. Watch for downed trees or damaged power lines that have fallen as the result of high winds or accumulated ice.
  • Keep fridge and freezer doors closed in the event of a power outage.
  • Check on people that may need a little extra help such as the elderly and those with small children by phone or in person if it is safe to do so.
  • When walking outside after an ice storm use extreme caution to avoid slips and falls.