Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Severe Storm Warning - Watch For Flooding

Hello Ward 33 Residents,

Unfortunately there is a severe storm headed our way. In the event that you experience flooding please follow the below guidelines.

Here are the four steps to follow in the event of a flooded basement:
  1. Call the Water Department immediately at 416-338-8888, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.
  2. Call your insurance company as soon as possible and report property damage caused by the flooding.
  3. Be mindful of health and safety when cleaning up your flooded basement.
    Consider getting help with flooding clean up. Look in the Yellow Pages under ‘Water Damage Restoration’.
  4. Basement Flooding Fact Sheet Tips on how to prevent basement flooding and health and safety issues are included on the City of Toronto Website (
    For more information call 416-338-8888.

Please also help reduce the chance of flooding by clearing any catch basins around your home. This means clearing grass, debris or garbage from the drain so that rain water may flow into it.

If you have any questions or concerns please call my office at 416-392-4038. Although my office is closed over the week-end my staff and I will be monitoring the voicemail for emergencies.