Toronto Hydro wants customers to be ready for the wet and windy weather today. As the storm intensifies throughout the day, there could be power outages, or other weather-related issues.
The city of Toronto is home to a large tree canopy and storms at this time of year can cause extensive forestry damage.
To prepare for the intense weather, Torono Hydro has called in additional crews to help safely restore power in affected areas.
Customers should make sure their cell phones are charged, and should be checking their emergency preparedness kits – and if they don't have one, now is a good time to think about putting one together.
- Residents are asked to call 416-542-8000 (press 1) if they see wires that are on a tree or wires that have been knocked down.
- Residents should stay at least 10 metres away from a downed powerline– about the length of a school bus
- Toronto Hydro's emergency preparedness guide can be found at torontohydro.com/emergencykit This guide is available in six different languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Somali, Tamil and Urdu
For further information, please see here.