As the province plans for recovery, the town is beginning to slowly bring back services and reopen some public spaces. Provincial emergency orders and the town’s physical distancing by-law remain in effect. We must all continue to follow guidelines from Public Health officials.
During significant events and emergencies, information updates will be posted on the town’s website and social media channels and available through ServiceOakville.
Emergencies can happen at any time and can be most challenging when there is little or no warning. Being prepared and knowing what to do in different types of severe weather events and other hazards will help you stay safe.
Depending on the type of emergency, you may be asked to shelter in place (stay inside with all windows and doors closed) or evacuate. You will be notified through local radio and television broadcasts, the town’s News & Notices page, RSS feed and social media. Visit our Stay Informed page to learn more.
If you are told to evacuate, and time allows, let your contacts know where you are going and when you expect to arrive. Leave a note telling others when you left and where you are going. Once you are safe, let everyone know. Advise them of any family members who have become separated from you.
Only call 9-1-1 if you are reporting a life-threatening injury or event such as a medical emergency, fire or criminal act.
Severe weather can cause a power outage affecting your electricity and heat. To report a power outage, contact Oakville Hydro at 905-825-9400.