You can help reduce the risk of flooding and its effects by being aware and prepared. Here are a few tips for outside your home during the spring thaw:
- Move snow and ice at least two metres (six feet) away from your home’s foundation.
- Clear ice, snow and litter away from city drains and catchbasins.
- Report any blocked catchbasins, creeks or culverts to 3-1-1 (or 905-615-4311 if outside the city).
- Stay away from creeks, rivers and crossings, as water levels can quickly rise.