Brampton is experiencing localized flooding across the city. Residents are reminded to stay safe as flooding occurs.
Residents should follow safety precautions:
• Standing water may be electrically charged by indoor electrical systems and underground or downed power lines. Keep yourself, children and pets away from standing water and downed power lines.
• Floodwaters can move quickly and pose a risk of drowning. Protect your safety and do not drive or walk through floodwaters.
• Building structures can be affected and become unsafe. Leave your home if there are any signs of potential foundation and structural damage, including to porch roofs and overhangs.
• Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car. Don’t drive or walk through flood waters.
• Flood waters can contain sewage (may contain bacteria, viruses or parasites), chemicals and debris like broken glass. Avoid low-lying areas. Keep yourself, family and pets away from flood waters.
• Do not enter a flood area unless wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing.
If residents are in danger, they should call 9-1-1 immediately. To report localized flooding on municipal roads, blocked storm sewer grates or significant basement flooding, call 311.