Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Where can I find information?

You can find information about storms and weather by visiting Environment Canada or The Weather Network, and the potential for flooding through the provincial flooding website. You can also find information about power outages by visiting HydroOne’s information page, and any major emergency situations within Ontario by visiting the provincial emergency management website.

While you can often find updates through various social media outlets, we encourage you to use official sources for safety information, please watch this page as well as the Municipal Facebook page, which is updated frequently.

What should I know about emergency preparedness?

Small Pet Emergency Planning Info Sheet

Hastings County Emergency Preparedness Guide 2022

Emergency Response Plan

What is available for Disaster Recovery Relief?

The Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) program is a program that can help property to recover costs after a natural disaster.  The Province may activate DRAO for damage to private property if there is a sudden, unexpected natural event that causes costly and widespread damage.  Please note that this program must be activated by the Province and as of the time of posting this information, it has not been activated.  You must first make a claim with your insurance company.  Applicants with insurance may be eligible for additional payment under the program only if insurance coverage is insufficient to cover essentials.  The program is meant to meet basic needs only.  Homeowners with more than $275,000.00 in insurance coverage are not likely to be eligible under the program.  The financial limit is $250,000.00 per application and is subject to a $500.00 deductible which could be waived for low-income households.  Please note that if you are trying to make a claim for a second home (such as a cottage) which is not your primary residence, the Province will not provide assistance under this program.  Please click on this link for further information:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/apply-disaster-recovery-assistance

Severe Weather Event – May 21st 2022

All details pertaining to this event have been posted on Wollaston Township’s Facebook page – however, important notes have been highlighted here.

Our Fire Chief has stopped and given reminders to numerous stakeholders while he continues to work tirelessly with the assistance of the Fire Department and the Roads Department on the aftermath of the storm. Restrictions are imposed to keep everyone safe – please help the Fire Department by following those restrictions. Day burning is PROHIBITED from 7am to 7pm daily.
DISPOSAL OF CHIPS AND BRUSH
We are no longer accepting brush from the May 2022 Derecho event at the Township office. Entering the lot to deposit brush may be considered dumping. Large trucks are entering an exiting the lot as the chipping and hauling is completed, we ask that all those visiting the office, or water tap to stay alert, as always.
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