BRAMPTON, ON (February 17, 2022) – The City of Brampton is responding to a significant flood in the Churchville area and is working with Peel Regional Police to safely evacuate remaining residents in the following areas:
• Select areas of Churchville Road
• Martins Boulevard
• Church Street
• Victoria Street
• Adelaide Street
• Select areas of Creditview Road
While the majority of residents have already been evacuated from this area, this evacuation requirement will remain in place over night and reassessed tomorrow. Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, the Brampton Emergency Management Office, Brampton Public Works, Brampton Transit, Peel Regional Police, Region of Peel Human Services and Credit Valley Conservation remain on site and continue to monitor and respond to the situation.
If residents are in danger, they should call 9-1-1 immediately. To report localized flooding on municipal roads, blocked storm sewer grates or basement flooding, call 3-1-1.
Flood Safety tips
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Brampton, forecasting rain, freezing rain and snow into tomorrow morning. Credit Valley Conservation has also issued a flood warning.
Residents are asked to follow these safety precautions:
• Standing water may be electrically charged by indoor electrical systems and underground or downed power lines. Keep yourself, children and pets away from standing water and downed power lines.
• Floodwaters can move quickly and pose a risk of drowning. Protect your safety and do not drive or walk through floodwaters.
• Building structures can be affected and become unsafe. Leave your home if there are any signs of potential foundation and structural damage, including to porch roofs and overhangs.
• Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car. Don’t drive or walk through flood waters.
• Flood waters can contain sewage (may contain bacteria, viruses or parasites), chemicals and debris like broken glass. Avoid low-lying areas. Keep yourself, family and pets away from flood waters.
• Do not enter a flood area unless wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing.
Residents can follow @BEMOPrepared on Twitter for the most current updates, and visit www.brampton.ca for flood safety information.
City of Brampton Media Relations