Emergency Preparedness Info from Hydro Ottawa

June 3, 2024


Climate change will continue to present extreme weather events in our city and increase stress on our critical infrastructure systems. Now more than ever we are encouraging customers to be prepared in the case of emergencies.

Most power outages will be over almost as soon as they begin, but some can last much longer. In the National Capital Region, outages are often caused by factors beyond Hydro Ottawa’s control (adverse weather, motor vehicle accidents, animal contact, etc.) and can happen at any time. Taking the time to prepare in advance can greatly lessen the impact an outage may have on you.

In an emergency, you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. You may have different challenges or needs, depending on where you happen to live or work:

To learn more, visit the Hydro Ottawa website.