Video: Toronto Hydro-Lert: Rain and high winds approaching
58% of Torontonians still do not have an emergency kit
TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - It is expected that rain and high winds
will hit the city later this evening and Toronto Hydro will be
providing updates via the online newsroom, as well as Twitter. Public
safety remains top priority and Toronto Hydro will be addressing those
calls first, and reminds customers to stay clear of downed lines.
At this point call volume is at 110 per cent of normal volume for the
day. Based on current conditions, the estimated time for crews to
arrive onsite is 2.5 hours. Based on the call volume, restoration time
for all calls is approximately 3.75 hours.
As the weather becomes increasingly unpredictable, it's likely that the
city will see more storms like Sandy, extreme heat in summer, and heavy
rains and flooding - as experienced in early July. However, according
to a recent survey conducted by Toronto Hydro, almost half of
Torontonians aren't prepared.
Almost 60 per cent of customers do not have an emergency preparedness
An EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDE is available on the Toronto Hydro
website. This guide highlights necessary items needed, has a checklist
for important phone numbers and contacts, and games and ideas to keep
kids occupied in the dark. As well, see the video for at youtube.com/torontohydro. Some of the key things people need to have in their kit include:
Cash - in a widespread power outage bank machines and debit/credit
machines may not be operational.
Bottled water - three litres per person, per day.
Canned food and a manual can opener.
Battery operated radio for news updates.
A car charger or back up battery for cell phones; follow @TorontoHydro on Twitter.
Our World. Our City. Our Responsibility. See what we are doing to be
safe, reliable and sustainable at torontohydro.com/responsibility
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Video with caption: "Video: Toronto Hydro-Lert: Rain and high winds approaching". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGALmZ1_XLk
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
Toronto Hydro media line: 416-903-6845