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Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
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In the event of a threatening, imminent or actual emergency situation, the following methods will provide you with updates and information that you will need to keep you and your family safe.
To obtain information about the emergency status of Halton and its local Municipalities, always check halton.ca/beprepared.
When this alert box is ‘green’, it indicates that the Region is operating at normal status, i.e., there are no significant events currently taking place within any of the Local Municipalities.
‘Yellow’ indicates a warning where a significant incident has occurred or is imminent within Halton Region and where response activities may have been initiated.
‘Red’ indicates that an emergency has been declared by one of the Local Municipalities or the Region. In both situations, more information would be provided about the warning or declared emergency, including what residents need to do.
Get more information on emergencies and emergency declarations.
Enhanced Community Notification Service (eCNS)
Halton Region’s eCNS is an emergency telephone notification service. In
the event of a major disaster or catastrophe, the service will phone affected
households and businesses.
It will communicate updates about:
Note: This service supplements other methods of notification and will not
be used alone to notify residents about an emergency..
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Halton Region’s official Twitter feed, @RegionofHalton, communicates information in emergency situations regarding the use of regional services (e.g., evacuation centres, significant failure of water infrastructure). Halton Region will only Tweet or “Re-Tweet” information about Local Emergencies once we have verified its accuracy and obtained consent from the Local Municipality where the emergency is occurring. @RegionofHalton will also tweet information related to Emergency Alerts and Emergency Declarations, and occasionally features general information and tips on emergency preparedness.
Halton residents wishing to keep informed during an emergency should monitor the following media and their respective websites:
Media outlets that provide services to Halton’s diverse communities will be requested to provide emergency information in languages other than English.
Depending on the nature and scope of the emergency, a primary media information centre will be established at the following location:
If appropriate, a secondary media inquiry centre will be established near the emergency site.
Halton Region will establish a citizen inquiry service to answer telephone inquiries from the public if the emergency situation warrants. The number for the Halton Region Citizen Inquiry Service is:
The Citizen Inquiry Service will arrange for translation services for those individuals seeking emergency information who do not speak English.
The Citizen Inquiry Service will also record all offers of assistance to aid in emergency response and recovery activities and forward this information to the appropriate Regional personnel.
Emergency information will also be provided on this website.
Media conferences will be conducted at the following location:
The Citizen’s Inquiry Service will advise the media of the date and time of all media conferences.
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Halton Region appreciates the efforts of our media partners in helping to keep Halton residents informed during emergencies.
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
or dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .