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Flood Information for Amherst Residents

During this last rain event a lot of residents had issues with some level of flooding inside or around their home.  When the water table is high and the rainfall/snowmelt combination is high, water can get in your home through floor drains, toilets and washtubs.  Some residents fared well by having a stop flow valve previously installed in the line that runs out of their home. Some simply used a plug in the floor drain. This either eliminated or limited the back flow into their homes. For more specific information contact the Plumbing Division of our Building Department at 631-7088 or 631-7080.

In the event you come upon a flooded roadway DO NOT drive through it.  Do not go around Flooded Roadway Sign or barricaded roadway.  If you see a flooded-out street ahead, turn around and find another route for your destination.  

Toronto Detailed Ice Storm Response

Toronto Detailed Ice Storm Response

The City of Toronto is continuing to provide updated information this morning on ongoing impacts and the City's response to the ice storm. 

Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro is reporting that it has made significant progress overnight, with approximately 115,000 customers now without power. Hydro crews are continuing to work around the clock to respond. 

Toronto Fire Service 
Toronto Fire is warning the public not to operate propane, natural gas or charcoal barbecues inside as they can create a dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning hazard if not property vented. Also, do not use a stove or camping gear for heating your home, as they can similarly create a carbon monoxide poisoning and burn hazard. Ensure battery backup is operating for carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.

Community Care Access Centre Clients

Toronto / Scarborough Traffic Operations Post-Storm

Toronto / Scarborough Traffic Operations Post-Storm

Toronto Roads and Traffic


Salting operations are continuing on collector roads, local roads and sidewalks, with TTC stops a priority. Parking consideration will be provided for residents who park on the street beyond posted times due to limited access to icy driveways. The following roads in Scarborough are closed to traffic, as they are not safe due to fallen power lines and trees:

Labatt Announces Details for 7th Annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Announces Details for 7th Annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament Slated for Feb. 21-22 at New Location

7th Annual Buffalo tournament features new location with refrigerated ice rinks over two days
 

BUFFALO, NY – Labatt Blue beer today announced details for the seventh annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament, which will shift to a new location for the first time since the tournament’s inception. The 2014 Tournament will move to 333 Ganson Street, where 120 teams will descend on refrigerated ice rinks for two full days of pond hockey play, Feb. 21-22, 2014. More than 800 pond hockey players will compete across 10 divisions with seven player rosters.  

NOAA Skywarn Storm Spotter Workshops Announced

NOAA Skywarn Storm Spotter Workshops Announced

National Weather Service is announcing the following meetings for civilian reporting classes on weather emergencies. SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms. 

In the average year

  • 10,000 severe thunderstorms
  • 5,000 floods and more than
  • 1,000 tornadoes occur across the United States. 

Since the program started in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN® spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite and other data, has enabled NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods.

High Wind Watch from Friday Nov. 1 5AM - 7PM

High Wind Watch from Friday Nov. 1 5AM - 7PM
High Wind Watchin effect from Friday, November 1, 5:00 AM until Friday, November 1, 7:00 PM

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...NIAGARA...ORLEANS...ERIE...GENESEE...WYOMING...
CHAUTAUQUA...MONROE...WAYNE...NORTHERN CAYUGA...OSWEGO...
JEFFERSON...AND LEWIS COUNTIES.

* TIMING...LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY BRING DOWN SOME TREES
AND POWER LINES AND RESULT IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES...AND
ALSO MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THAT THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR STRONG

Freeze Warning; Hamilton, Northern Fulton and Warren Counties

Freeze Warning; Hamilton, Northern Fulton and Warren Counties

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY-- National Weather Service is posting a continuation of a Freeze Warning. Will stay In Effect From Midnight Tonight To 9 AM EDT Tuesday...

* Locations...Northern Herkimer...

  • Hamilton
  • Northern Fulton
  • Warren Counties

Hazards to Health: Widespread frst, temperatures overnight will be in the upper twenties and lower thirties.

Impacts to Environment; Sensitiv Plants and Crops will be Damaged or killed if not protected.