Experience from other floods show that the most common health problem is personal injury for individuals when re-entering and cleaning up their homes.
Flood recovery information
Stay up to date on the latest flooding information.
If your well is affected by the flood water, Ottawa Public Health recommends not to drink your well water until it has been tested and found to be safe for drinking.
The City is providing daily waste collection, seven days per week, to residences that have been impacted by the flood. While different materials may be picked up at different times of day, all items put at the curb will be removed daily.
Canadian Red Cross providing direct financial assistance to flood-impacted households
Deferral of property taxes for flood-impacted residents
The latest news and updates from the City of Ottawa.
What to do after a flood
Important safety note: Please exercise caution when re-entering home.
The psychological impact of a stressful event can be immediate or delayed, and those affected directly or indirectly can feel a range of emotions and reactions.
For flood recovery information. Be in the know about flooding in your area.
Flood prevention and safety
Be sure to wash your hands after working in the flood. Water may contain contaminants.
Information and resources on sewer backups and flooding.
Residents can reduce flood damage by taking preventative steps.