Ontario's Cabinet Committee on Emergency Management has met and been briefed on the current situation. The committee has been informed that the impact on Ontario is expected to be significantly less than forecasted for the north-eastern United States. However, officials are continuing to monitor the situation closely and are ready to
In addition to tuning in to television and radio and signing up for Emergency Alerts, Ontarians are encouraged to have a 72-hour survival kit, containing all the food, water
and other necessities their family needs for three days.
For information on how to prepare visit www.ontario.ca/sandy. There you will find Emergency Management Ontario's updates, as well as information and links on: current weather conditions, local and provincial flooding, where to report a power outage, and road conditions and closures.
"It’s important that Ontarians take action to ensure their own safety and the safety of their loved ones. They should also stay informed and monitor weather updates. Provincial officials are actively monitoring the situation and will keep Ontarians informed."
Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
- Environment Canada forecasts that wind gusts in parts of
Southern Ontario may reach 100 km/h Monday evening.
- A number of local and provincial flood statements and
watches have been issued, with warnings of potential flooding and higher
risks around waterways.
- The Cabinet Committee on Emergency Management works with the
Premier’s Office, Cabinet Office, other affected ministries and Emergency
Management Ontario to develop detailed plans for continued operations and
constitutional governance in Ontario in the event of an emergency affecting
- Craig MacBride, Minister’s Office
- Brent Ross, Communications
Learn more about Emergency Management Ontario