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Cold Weather

Cold warnings are issued by Halton Region during any of the following weather conditions:

  • Daily predicted low of -15°C without wind chill
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada issues an Extreme Cold Warning for outdoor activity when temperature or wind chill reach -30°C for at least 2 consecutive hours

Learn more about how to stay warm and safe in the winter months and sign up to receive cold alerts from Halton Region at www.halton.ca/cold

Warming Centres

When a cold warning is issued by Halton Region, residents can stay warm at designated Burlington Public Library branches, and pets may come inside with their owners to stay warm. Learn more at www.bpl.on.ca/cold

Hot Weather

Heat warnings are issued by Halton Region when temperatures are expected to be at least 31°C and overnight temperatures are above 20°C for at least 3 days or humidex is at least 40 for at least 2 days.

Learn more about the precautions you can take to stay cool when the temperatures and humidity are high and sign up to receive heat alerts from Halton Region at www.halton.ca.

Cooling Centres

When a heat warning is issued by Halton Region, residents can stay cool at all open Burlington Public Library branches. On extreme heat days, pets may come inside with their owners to cool off. Learn more at www.bpl.on.ca/heat

Alert Burlington - Emergency Notifications

Alert Burlington is Burlington’s public notification system for community emergencies. Residents and anyone who works within Burlington are encouraged to subscribe to the free community alert service.

Learn more about Alert Burlington and register for emergency notifications…

Emergency Notifications

Alert Ready Emergency Notifications

Alert Ready is Canada’s emergency alerting system that delivers critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television, radio and LTE-connected and compatible wireless devices.

Alert Ready Emergency Alert System

Other Resources

  • Safety in the event of a flood
  • Safety in the event of a tornado
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Burlington Flood Update for July 17

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 02:51 PM

Burlington and surrounding areas have received a large amount of rain since July 15. Flooding has occurred in several areas throughout the city and as a result, Burlington is now in Level 2 Enhanced Monitoring response. The City is making progress on clearing blockages, repairing/cleaning roads, boulevards, and tree debris removals. City staff and contractors will be out cleaning up and clearing debris over the next several days or weeks. 

Updated reports indicate that on July 15, approximately 65mm of rain fell in three hours with more rain coming later. Work is ongoing to confirm the total precipitation. 

Residents who need power, shower facilities or a comfortable place to go can come to any City recreation facility during normal business hours.  

The City is working very closely with community partners including Burlington Hydro, Halton Region, Halton Regional Police Services, Enbridge Gas and the Ministry of Transportation. 

Please continue to use caution when travelling around the city....

Flood Update - July 16, 2024

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:47 PM

The City has received an extreme amount of rain over the past 24 hours, with more rain in the forecast.

Please continue to use caution when travelling around the city.

  • Do not drive or walk on flooded roads
  • If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. 
  • If you have flooding on private property, please call 3-1-1 for Halton Region response. 
  • Contact the City if there is flooding on roads or public property at 905-335-7777 or city@burlington.ca.

The clean up from this flood will be extensive and will take time. City crews are working to clear flooded areas.

Homeowners who have flooding in their home should take action quickly and safely.

Insurance Questions

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has activated their virtual Community Assistance Mobile Pavilion to assist residents with questions related to insurance.

IBC can be contacted:

Information on filing an insurance claim is available on their website.

Flood Clean up

The Canadian Red Cross...

Flooding and Heavy Rainfall for July 15, 2024

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2024 03:03 PM

Due to the heavy rainfall, there are several roads, boulevard and parking areas throughout the city that are flooding. If you see a flooded area, you can report it by calling 905-335-7777 or by emailing city@burlington.ca. Some roads have been temporarily closed and you are advised to give yourself plenty of time in order to detour around as appropriate.   

Please note, we are responding to a high volume of calls about flooding today, and wait times are longer than usual. 

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. 

If you have flooding on private property, please call 3-1-1 for Halton Region response. 

Do not walk or drive through flooded roads. Your vehicle could become stuck in as little as 30 cm of water.  

For information about protecting your home from floods and staying safe from electrical shock, visit https://www.burlington.ca/en/building-and-renovating/home-flood-prevention.aspx.  

Burlington Transit is experiencing delays. Check myride.burlingtontransit.ca for updates. 

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Heat Warning Issued for July 14, 2024

Posted on Sunday, July 14, 2024 09:00 AM

A heat warning has been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada beginning July 14, 2024. 

When a heat warning is issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada, residents can stay cool at all designated Burlington Public Library branches during library open hours. 

Heat warnings are issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada when 2 or more consecutive days of daytime maximum temperatures are expected to reach 31°C or warmer and nighttime minimum temperatures are expected to fall to 20°C or warmer or when 2 consecutive days of humidex are expected to reach 40°C or higher. 

Cooling Centre information: Where to go in Burlington 

Aldershot Branch 

550 Plains Rd. E. 
905-333-9995 

Alton Branch 

3040 Tim Dobbie Dr. 
905-634-3686 

Brant Hills Branch 

2255 Brant St. 
905-335-2209 

Central Branch

2331 New St. 
905-639-3611 

New Appleby Branch 

676 Appleby Line 
905-639-6373 

Tansley Woods Branch 

1996 Itabashi Way 
905-336-5583 

Learn more at burlington.ca/heat or bpl.on.ca/heat.  

Heat warning issued for July 8, 2024

Posted on Monday, July 08, 2024 10:27 AM

A heat warning has been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada beginning Monday, July, 8, 2024.

When a heat warning is issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada, residents can stay cool at all designated Burlington Public Library branches during library open hours.

Heat warnings are issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada when 2 or more consecutive days of daytime maximum temperatures are expected to reach 31°C or warmer and nighttime minimum temperatures are expected to fall to 20°C or warmer or when 2 consecutive days of humidex are expected to reach 40°C or higher.

Cooling Centre information: Where to go in Burlington

Aldershot Branch

550 Plains Rd. E.905-333-9995

Alton Branch

3040 Tim Dobbie Dr.905-634-3686

Brant Hills Branch

2255 Brant St.905-335-2209

Central Branch

2331 New St.905-639-3611

New Appleby Branch

676 Appleby Line905-639-6373

Learn more at burlington.ca/heat or bpl.on.ca/heat