Severe Rain & Wind

If severe rain and wind events are forecast:

  • Clean up leaves and yard waste that are piled up in ditches, sidewalks and catch basins in front of your home.
  • If you see large debris on the roadway please call 905.477.5530 to have City workers remove and dispose of it in a safe manner.
  • Clean out your eaves troughs.
  • Keep children and pets away from flooded areas or high-level waterways.
  • Drive with extra caution during heavy rain.
  • In the event of high winds, take extra care to secure your waste items at the curb on collection day.
  • As a precaution, identify potential home hazards and know how to secure or protect them before a flood may occur. Be prepared to turn off electrical power when there‚Äôs standing water.
  • Turn off gas and water supplies before you evacuate.
  • If you experience basement flooding, call 905.477.5530 so the incident can be recorded. Take note whether the flooding is a result of a sewer surcharge or surface flooding.