High winds and wind storms wreaked havoc in the southern part of the province on Saturday evening, knocking out power to over 280,000 Ontarians and prompting Environment Canada to issue a nationwide alert. Environment Canada has issued wind advisories for almost the whole province’s southern areas, with gusts of 90 to 120 km/h forecast throughout the afternoon and evening.
By Saturday night, the warnings had been dropped for much of southern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area, but they remained in effect for the province’s eastern regions. Nearly 200,000 residents were still without power as of Saturday at 10 p.m., according to Hydro One, and those in the hardest-hit areas were likely to be without power overnight. Downed lines, fallen trees, and flying debris were reported by police agencies across southern Ontario. Check weather updates here for London, Ontario. Toronto and the GTA got more wind damage compared to London. View the recent tweets from police and fire officials.
Strong winds moving in – have your 72 hour emergency kit stocked up including cash; fuel your vehicle, power up your devices and ensure the batteries in your smoke & CO alarms are working! Stay 10m away from downed lines and report! pic.twitter.com/MfZhRZlBlT
— Mississauga Fire (@MississaugaFES) December 11, 2021
Holiday Fun Fact!
Be sure to water fresh cut trees daily! If you’re decorating with a
real tree, buy a fresh tree and always keep the base of the
trunk in water. Keep your tree away from any ignition
source such as the fireplace, heaters or candles. #12DaysofFireSafety #ldnont pic.twitter.com/tGJ0hfj5qU
— London Fire Department (@LdnOntFire) December 12, 2021