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May 25th - Recovery from Severe Storms- Information and Resources OPH Messaging

Severe Storm Information and Resources   Ottawa Public Health and the City of Ottawa are committed to sharing the most up-to-date information about recovery from the severe storms this weekend. For updates, including support for residents in need, and protecting yourself from carbon monoxide exposure, fires, and injuries please visit the Storm Recovery web page. For information about food safety after a power outage, please see: Food safety during a power failure For mental health supports, and responding to stressful events, please see: Responding to Stressful Events For information about private well water safety after an emergency, please visit: Be Well Aware - Ensure your well water is safe during and after emergencies For Emergency Centres, please visit: City opens Emergency Reception Centres for residents affected by the storm City opens Emergency Reception Centres for residents affected by the storm The City has opened several Emergency Reception Centres where residents can access power and services. The centres are open until 10 pm on Sunday, May 22. They will reopen Monday, May 23, from 10 am until 10 pm on Tuesday, May 24. Locations and hours are subject to change based on community needs.

The following facilities offer power for charging devices, showers, washrooms, food and Red Cross: · CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn, at 1500 Shea Road (Wifi available) · François Dupuis Recreation Centre, at 2263 Portobello Boulevard (Wifi available) · Howard Darwin Centennial Arena, at 1765 Merivale Road · Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre, at 3320 Paul Anka Drive (Wifi available) Visit this page for more facilities and more information on supports available for residents in need. Visit the Storm Recovery webpage for the full list of facilities and more information on other supports available for residents in need. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTES · Keep generators 20 feet away from homes. · A full upright or chest freezer will keep food frozen for up to 48 hrs during a power failure and a half-full freezer will keep the food frozen for about 24 hrs. · During a power failure, the refrigerator will keep food cool for 4 to 6 hours, depending on the kitchen temperature and the original temperature of the refrigerator. · The Distress Centre answers calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with crisis line specialists providing confidential support. Callers can reach the Centre at 613-238-3311.

For updates, please follow the City of Ottawa (@ottawacity) and Ottawa Public Health (@ottawahealth) on Twitter and subscribe to the City of Ottawa YouTube Channel.

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