Preparing for Stormy Weather
Tips to prepare for a storm
- Make sure you have an emergency survival kit ready. Ontario’s Emergency Measures Office recommends every family have an emergency survival kit containing items that you’ll need to remain comfortable for at least three days immediately after or during an emergency.
- Visit the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services website for more information on Emergency Preparedness - the information is available in several languages.
- View this video from Toronto Hydro: Essential Items for a Household Emergency Kit.
- Check the trees on your property and call your local electric utility to trim branches away from overhead powerlines before a storm. High winds or heavy accumulation of snow and ice can bring trees and branches down onto powerlines causing power outages and electrically charged hazards.