Extreme Weather Alerts


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Cold Weather

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

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

Ontario Emergency Public Warning System

Ontario's Emergency Public Warning System is a tool that provides timely and accurate information to Ontario residents, businesses and visitors during an emergency. The system allows Ontarians to receive three types of warnings - Red Alerts, Emergency Information Advisories and Tornado Warnings to their phone and/or email. Learn more... 

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

Other Resources

  • Safety in the event of a flood
  • Safety in the event of a tornado

Winter Storm Warning: February 11, 2019 - 5 p.m.

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 12:00 PM

Burlington is under another winter storm watch with flurries and blowing snow on Monday evening (Feb. 11) and then heavy snow and ice pellets tomorrow morning (Tuesday, Feb. 12), following freezing rain the afternoon. Accumulation of snow and ice pellets is expected to be in excess of 10 cm. 

Please remember that the city maintains approximately 1,900 km of roads and 850 km of sidewalks. Please give our crews 24 hours after the storm has ended to make any snow clearing requests. City staff concentrate on the primary and secondary routes first. To identify what type of road you live on and further information on clearing procedures for both roads and sidewalks, please consult burlington.ca/snow

Please do not follow snow plows too closely or pass them when they are clearing the roads. Vehicles parked on-street during a snowfall and prior to clean up operations may be subject to ticketing or towing. For the latest weather and facility notices (what’s open or closed), please...

City declares extreme weather event, will ticket or tow vehicles parked on streets

Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2018 05:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.—April 14, 2018 - The City of Burlington has declared an extreme weather event and is asking drivers not to park on the street from 9 a.m. Saturday until Monday morning as the city manages the impacts of potentially dangerous conditions caused by freezing rain today and Sunday.

All vehicles parked on the street must be removed and parking exemptions are void. Keeping streets clear of vehicles will help city equipment clear the roads of ice or snow and manage local flooding.

Vehicles parked on residential roads could be ticketed or towed—at the owner’s expense—to allow equipment to safely navigate the narrow streets.

If you notice a vehicle parked on your street this weekend, kindly ask the owner to remove the vehicle or call Halton Regional Police Service at 905-878-5511. Ask for dispatch and police will send a parking officer.

Residents are asked for their patience as the city manages extreme weather impacts on 1,900 km of roads and 850 km of sidewalks.

During extreme weather,...

City responds to high volume of calls

Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 01:45 PM

City responds to high volume of calls 

With the strong winds on April 4, the City of Burlington is responding to a very high volume of calls from residents.

The city's Roads, Parks and Forestry department is responding on a priority basis. Please call 911 if you are in danger. Please email rpf@burlington.ca if you are reporting an incident on city property and we will get back to you soon.

Thank you for your patience.