TORONTO, Dec. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - With high winds approaching this evening and winter storm season upon us, Toronto Hydro is preparing its emergency operations to better handle extended power outages, should they occur.
When outages happen, customers can count on Toronto Hydro to work around the clock to restore power. Learn more about Toronto Hydro's restoration process and how the utility prioritizes repairs in our newest video.
To improve outage communications, Toronto Hydro has also developed a mobile-friendly outage centre to share timely information during major outages and emergencies. Visit OutageTO.com to:
- Get updates during major outages and emergencies
- See live news and Twitter feed
- Sign up for outage notifications
- Download emergency guide
Customers should prepare an emergency tool kit with enough supplies on hand to sustain an extended outage. Toronto Hydro's emergency preparedness guide outlines the essentials. The guide includes safety tips and helpful resources, including a checklist for important phone numbers and contacts and games to keep kids occupied in the dark.
Public safety remains our top priority. Toronto Hydro reminds customers to stay clear of downed powerlines and report them to 416-542-8000.
About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 736,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.
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Video with caption: "Outages happen from time to time but you can count on Toronto Hydro to work around the clock to restore service. Here's the process we follow to make repairs.". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOUTa4Zlqks
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information: Brian Buchan, Toronto Hydro, [email protected], T: 416-542-3550, C: 647-298-3648