Hazard Preparedness

Below are a list of hazards that have been experienced in the Greater Sudbury area.  Click on the links for information on what you should do when faced with each hazard.

 

Earthquake
Earthquake

Although Greater Sudbury is not on an active fault line, we have experienced the effects of earthquakes that have occurred hundreds of kilometers away.

Extreme Heat
Extreme Heat

During a heat wave, everyone is at risk.

Flood
Flood

The threat of flooding is a hazard that many cities face across Canada and globally.

Hazardous Material Release
Hazardous Material Release

Hazardous materials released in train derailments or industry accidents are always a possibility and must be prepared for.

Power Outage
Power Outage

Most power outages will be over within a couple of hours, but some can last days or weeks depending on the cause of the outage.

Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm

Thunderstorms are not a hazard to take lightly.

Tornado
Tornado

On average, Ontario experiences twelve (12) tornadoes every year.

Wildfire
Wildfire

Wildfires can often begin unnoticed.  They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. 

Windstorm
Windstorm

Windstorms involve high winds and violent gusts but little to no rain.

Winter Storm
Winter Storm

Winter storms can be treacherous and damaging if you are unprepared.