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Emergency Management

Weather Impacts

​February 25, 2019 – Due to snow combined with high and damaging winds that resulted in zero visibility, the plows were delayed in starting their plow routes this morning.  Please be advised that plows may be pulled off the roads if visibility continues to deteriorates, and it may take extra time to clear the roads. OPP has advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary; be safe and use extreme caution if you are venturing out today in this extreme weather.

 

Please note that individual drivers must adhere to the hours of work legislation and cannot, by law, work beyond thirteen hours straight without an adequate rest break. Crews will be rotated to ensure drivers will be available when needed. In addition the Fire Chief and Works Manager are in close contact if the need arises to assist emergency equipment can reach their destination. If conditions warrant all roads will be closed. Note that due to visibility issues barricades will not be erected. Road closures will be broadcast on Everbridge and posted on our website. Please refrain from calling the Township’s after hours number unless it is an actual emergency.

Posted 2019-02-25 9:09am

 

Being prepared is the best way to protect yourself and your family during emergencies. The Ramara Emergency Management Committee meets regularly to keep the Township prepared and provide necessary information to enable the residents to be prepared and well informed in the event of an emergency.  Check this page often to get up to date information on how to best prepare yourself for a variety of possible events during every season of the year. 

What’s happening now:

In winter, continue to recognize potential hazards and be prepared for emergency situations. 

Visit the links below for further information:

Emergency Car Kits

Winter Storms

Severe Winds - Strong winds can cause power loss, property damage and more

Forest Fires - Forest Fires can endanger you and your home

Thunderstorms - Lightning injures up to 164 people annually

Tornadoes - Did you know Ontario has an average of 12 tornadoes per year?

Weather Alerts - Bookmark this page to get up to date weather warnings for your area

Storm Centre - Check for power outages in your area and estimated restore time


 

 

 

Creating your plan72 Hours - Is your family prepared?Emergency Kit Contents

Make a Plan
Build a Kit
Be Informed
Know the Risks
Children in Emergencies