Incoming Winter Weather
HALDIMAND COUNTY, ON – Please be aware of a possible weather event arriving Wednesday evening into late Thursday.
With this storm comes the potential for high winds and a large accumulation of ice. What makes this storm even more of an issue is the predicted duration of the freezing rain, with the potential for it to last hours.
Residents are reminded to be prepared for these types of instances. While the County and Emergency Services will monitor the situation, take the time now to get prepared. This storm may cause prolonged power outages, downed trees, and roads could be impassable due to ice and/or debris. As such, be aware that there is the potential for Emergency Service response times to be delayed, so only call 911 if you have an emergency. Calling 911 when there is, in fact, no emergency takes crews away from residents who need it.
Take the time to prepare or look through your 72 hour kit at home and place extra supplies or kits in your vehicles. Be prepared for potential prolonged power outages, and be reminded that only approved gas heating appliances are to be used, this does not include gas stoves. Check all Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms to ensure they are working. Ensure vehicles are filled with both gas and washer fluid. Sheltering in place is the preferred method during these types of storms, and continue to monitor the News outlets, Social Media, and the County website for updates. Stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary.