Emergency Preparedness Plan

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. encourages customers to be prepared in the event of power outages

OSHAWA, ON – Monday February 29, 2016 – The latest weather forecast from Environment Canada for Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. is indicating the possibility of 15 to 30 cm of heavy snow, with the possibility of ice pellets and freezing rain for the Oshawa service area starting on Tuesday evening continuing through to Wednesday. Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. will continue to monitor storm models and weather forecasts and is preparing for the forecasted weather, by ensuring line crews and staff are available to respond. Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. will optimize the electrical distribution system prior to the weather system moving in as a mitigation strategy.

Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. is encouraging customers to be prepared for power outages before the power goes out. Emergency Management Ontario and local emergency responders recommend that residents prepare and plan to be self-sufficient for 72 hours in an emergency situation. Please make sure that you have flashlights and batteries available.   Do not use charcoal or a gas barbecue, camping heating equipment or portage generators indoors as they produce deadly carbon monoxide gas. Down hydro lines are considered live, contact our 24/7 telephone number (905) 723-4623 and refer to outage maps on our website at www.opuc.on.ca for updates.

Before you leave home, please do walkthrough of your home just as you would when going on vacation and make sure all appliances are turned off such as stoves, ovens, coffeemakers, etc.

Stay safe and informed

Just like you, we’re keeping a close eye on the weather. We’re ready to respond if it causes damage and outages in the Oshawa area. Whenever severe weather threatens, it’s important to stay safe and informed.