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Service and Information Update

City of Brampton response to extreme weather event


BRAMPTON, ON (May 21, 2022) – Following a severe thunderstorm with extreme winds earlier today, the City’s cleanup and response efforts are underway across Brampton.
 
Currently, City crews are responding to service requests on a priority basis. The Brampton Emergency Management Office continues to monitor conditions and will respond accordingly.
 
Reporting Fallen Branches or Trees
 
Due to the significant impact of the storm, 311 is experiencing significantly higher than normal call volumes. To report any fallen branches, trees or debris, please submit your report online at www.311brampton.ca, 311 mobile app or by calling 311.
 
If residents are in danger, they should call 9-1-1 immediately.
 
Road Closures
 
A number of road closures are in effect across the City:
·       Chinguacousy Rd at Charolais Boulevard
·       Church St at Kennedy Rd
·       Partial road closure at 8050 Heritage Rd.
 
If travelling, please do so with care.
 
City of Brampton Recreation Facilities
  
A number of City of Brampton Recreation Facilities and Community Centres are closed due to power outages and conditions. For an updated listing, visit www.brampton.ca/recreation
 
Power Outages
  
Alectra’s crews are responding to multiple outages and working to restore power. Repairs to reconstruct lines and poles could result in some prolonged outages.
 
For a map of affected areas, visit Alectra’s website here.
 
Learn more about outage safety here.
  
To contact Alectra, call the Alectra Brampton Outage Hotline at 1-833-253-2872.
 
Flood Safety Tips
 
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.
 
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 311. 
 
Residents can follow @CityBrampton on Twitter for the most current updates, and visit www.brampton.ca for flood safety information.
 
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