BRAMPTON, ON (August 22, 2022) – Brampton is experiencing localized flooding across the city. Residents are reminded to stay safe as flooding occurs.
Residents should follow 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 significant basement flooding, call 311.
Residents can visit www.brampton.ca for flood safety information or visit the City's official Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn for the most current updates.
Media Relations, City of Brampton