In the event of an emergency, the Region or the Province can provide you critical information
In the event that high-level information needs to be available an alert banner will appear atop of the website.
Halton Region can now use Alert ready to send emergency alerts directly to:
If dangerous conditions require you to take action, the Region can request that the Province use this system to provide you with critical and potentially life-saving information. The Province may also use the system to issue alerts about nearby hazards.
The system can provide alerts about the following types of emergencies:
If you receive an emergency notification through Alert Ready: stop, listen and respond as directed by the issuing authority and alert message
The Enhanced Community Notification Service (eCNS) is an emergency telephone notification service for landline phones. In the event of a major disaster or catastrophe, the service will phone affected households and businesses
It will communicate updates about:
During severe weather, some Regional services such as recycling and waste collection, and regional child care centres could be affected.
Halton residents with access to social media can follow Halton Region on Twitter and Facebook.
Information to help you cope when a severe storm warning is in effect in Halton:
Keep informed during an emergency by monitoring the media and social media
During a severe storm, schools may be closed and school buses may be cancelled. Check with your local school board and monitor your local radio station.
Check with your local municipality for snow removal updates:
During severe storms, the Halton Regional Police Service frequently receives 911 calls reporting damage to trees or property. Unless the storm has caused immediate danger or risk to someone’s personal safety, dial 311 rather than 911.
Stay at least 10 metres away from a fallen power line, even if it doesn't appear to be live and report it to your local utility. If you experience a power outage, contact your local utility.