In the event of any emergency, the City of Ottawa will provide important information and updates to affected residents in a variety of ways:
- The City’s website, ottawa.ca
- The City’s Twitter account, @ottawacity
- Your City Councillor
- Door-to-door visits from City staff
- Public information meetings in affected neighbourhoods
- Media interviews
During the spring flood of 2019, the City is communicating with affected communities through a Facebook group entitled: Spring Flood 2019 / Crue printanière 2019. If your community or your property is impacted by spring flooding, or if you want to stay up-to-date with the situation, join the group. You can ask questions and get accurate and up-to-date information about the City’s flood response.
Look out for each other
Have a conversation now with neighbours, friends and family members about how to stay in touch with each other in the event of an emergency. Plan to check-in with each other in the event that one of you lives in a community that is affected by an emergency.
Equipment to have on hand
- Battery or crank powered radio
- Fresh batteries
- Prepaid phone card
- Mobile phone charger
- Landline telephone that does not require electricity
There is more information about emergency preparedness on ottawa.ca.