October 29, 2012 · 0 Comments
The City of Mississauga is preparing for a storm reported by Environment Canada to be moving up the eastern seaboard. The storm is expected to drop between 30-50 millimetres of rain and cause winds up to 60 kilometres (km) per hour, with gusts up to 100 km per hour.
“We are monitoring this storm closely and staff is on standby for emergencies such as flooding,” said Martin Powell, commissioner, Transportation and Works Department.
Environment Canada reports that winds and rough water will be especially strong near the shorelines of Lake Ontario where gusts could be more than 100 km per hour. City officials caution people, especially children, to stay away from all waterways during this storm.
Safety tips for residents at home:
Keep safe on the roads:
For information on water levels and warnings visit: Credit Valley Conservation .
Report hydro outages or downed power lines to Enersource’s 24 hour information line at 905-273-9050
Here is an interactive map for tracking Hurricane Sandy – complete with web cams for affected areas.