Oct 9, 2018 Emergency Aid for Ottawa-Gatineau Region Tornado Victims

Samaritan’s Purse considers it a privilege to serve alongside emergency responders. “It’s in the top two or three traumatic events that have affected our city [during its 163-year history],” Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told news media, in describing the tornadoes that blasted through the region on September 21. More than 40 homes in the community of Dunrobin alone were flattened or destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power and will remain that way for days, local utilities have warned. We are consulting with Ottawa-area emergency authorities to coordinate our response. The Disaster Relief Unit is outfitted with generators, pumps, hand tools, and safety gear to equip our trained staff who will recruit, train, and deploy caring clean-up volunteers from…

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May 9, 2017 What to Do If You Have Been Affected by Flooding in Ottawa and the Surrounding Areas

updated Apr 26, 2019 Flooding – What do I do? If your property is at risk call 3-1-1. If it is an emergency situation, call 9-1-1. In a situation where residents in low-lying areas along the Ottawa River receive notification of, or see potential flooding, flood damage can be reduced by taking these preventative steps: Move valuables and important documents out of the basement Ensure sump pumps and foundation drains are connected and functioning properly Ensure downspouts or water run-off are flowing to water drainage systems If you live in or near a flooded area, your well water could be contaminated by surface flood water If you think flood water has infiltrated your well or septic tiles, don’t use tap water or the…

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