A special weather statement remains in place for Oakville for Saturday and Sunday – April 14 and 15 – for a potential ice storm. This type of extreme weather can cause lengthy power outages caused by ice buildup on overhead power lines and high winds.
If you see a downed power line, stay back at least 10 metres/33 feet (the length of s school bus), call 911 and Oakville Hydro at 905-825-9400 immediately.
Prior to a storm, ensure you have essentials on hand, including: flashlights, radio, extra batteries, candles and matches, water, fuel or an alternate heat source, canned food and can opener. Also, ensure cell phones are fully charged.
For more tips on emergency preparation, visit our website.
What should you do when the power goes out? Learn more on our website.
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