Public Warnings and Alerts

Do you know how the public is warned of an emergency or storm? Emergency weather warnings are broadcast on television, radio and the internet. Know your weather warnings and what they mean.

Weather Advisory: Weather conditions are expected to cause significant. Inconveniences and may be hazardous, especially to motorists.

Storm Watch: Be alert, a storm is likely.

Storm Warning: Take action, the storm is entering our area.

Severe weather also includes freezing rain, hail, tornadoes, winds, etc.  For more information about severe weather and updated weather forecasts, go to

For more information on Emergency Management and Links to Information and Brochures:

Visit the Ontario Government Emergency Management Website at:

Visit the Canadian Government Public Safety Website at: