Flood Watch

Spring weather means melting snow and ice, and an end to winter's deep freeze. 

Due to a variety of conditions this winter - ice storm debris, snow and ice accumulation, and now spring rain - the City of Brampton's Emergency Management Office advises residents there is a higher than average flood risk this spring. 

Protect your property

Before flooding happens:
  • Give water a path to drain. Melting snow and ice needs somewhere to go. If it is safe to do so, clear a path on your property to the nearest catch basin or street, so water can flow freely.
  • Clear excess snow on your property.
  • Ensure catch basins and downspouts are unclogged
If flooding occurs:
  • Never attempt to turn off power if you must walk through water to do so. Contact Alectra Utilities to shut power off.
  • Never step into a room where water may be in contact with electrical outlets, appliances or cords.
  • Report abnormal water accumulation (e.g. large pools of water on residential streets) to the City by calling 311 or emailing 311@brampton.ca
 After flooding subsides:
  • Ensure proper cleanup of your home/property to protect against long-term risks related to mold and water seepage.
  • Don’t walk or drive through flooded roads. Water accumulation may affect the safety of streets and sidewalks. 

Quick Tips


  • Have an accessible 72-hour emergency kit.
  • Listen to a battery-powered radio for flood or storm updates.
  • Watch for branches and broken glass when you come back after the flood.
  • Stay on firm ground. Moving water only six inches deep can sweep you off your feet.
  • Avoid touching things with bare hands/feet.
  • Go to higher ground.  
  • Attempt to access closed buildings, secured areas or closed bridges.
  • Drink, wash or walk in floodwater as it may be contaminated by sewer water.
  • Drive on a flooded road as the​ road may have been swept away under the water.
  • Put valuable items/appliances in the basement where they are more likely to be flooded.