The Carleton Place Public Works Department and the Carleton Place Fire Department are continuing today in their efforts to clean up and reopen streets within the community.
With the weather cooling down, the Fire Department would like to remind residents to be safe when using alternate heating sources. Outdoor cooking appliances and propane heaters are not to be used indoors.
As a precaution, check to make sure the batteries in your Smoke and C/O detectors are working.
If possible, please check on your neighbours who may be alone and/or not have access to internet/social media and advise them of any reliable updates/news you are aware of.
If there is an emergency which you believe requires the attention of the Public Works Department, please call 613-257-2253.
Hydro One - Power Outage Notice
Severe storm causes significant damage across Ontario
Hydro One crews across southwestern, central and eastern Ontario are responding to outages caused by severe thunderstorms moving through the province. Additional resources have been called in to assist with power restoration however, we anticipate it will take several days to restore all customers due to the significant damage.
Customers can report their outage by texting 92887 (WATTS), online, through the company’s outage map and app, or by calling 1-800-434-1235. An estimated time of restoration will be assigned to each outage as damage is assessed. Customers can view the current status of their outage here.
Be sure to stay clear of any fallen power lines. If you spot a fallen line, keep at least 10 meters back, even if it does not appear to be live. Report it to the police and call Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235.
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit - Stay Safe During Power Outages
Severe storms have caused prolonged power outages across the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and Lanark County.
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is advising any residents and food businesses without backup generators that some food in your refrigerators is likely not safe to consume (including dairy, meat, leftovers). These foods should be thrown out. Food in the freezer can be saved by not opening the freezer. As long as frozen food remains frozen or below 4oC. It can be cooked once power resumes. When in doubt, throw it out!
Wells that rely on treatment systems may not be working so use an alternate source of water or boil water before use (boil for one minute then cool).
When the power restores, ensure the treatment system is working properly. Flush the lines and take a sample. When the results confirm it is working you can resume drinking water. Drinking Water Precautions - Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
Please visit the health unit emergency preparedness page for more information on dealing with power outages - Emergency Preparedness - Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
The Health Unit has the following resources for Power Outages: