1. Red Alerts
The province issues a Red Alert to provide recommended immediate actions to protect citizens, their families and others when there is an imminent threat to life, public safety or property. Each Red Alert includes a brief description of the event, its location and recommended actions to keep you and your family safe.
Some situations in which a Red Alert may be issued include:
- Large fire or explosion
- Chemical leak or spill
- Nuclear emergency
- Transportation accident
2. Emergency Information Advisories
The province issues an Emergency Information Advisory to provide information to Ontarians about current or evolving emergency situations or events.
Advisories may recommend protective actions to take.
3. Tornado Warnings
The province distributes Tornado Warnings through a partnership with Environment Canada, which issues these warnings. They contain information on what Ontarians can do to protect themselves.
They provide quick information on what’s happening and what to do to protect yourself and your family. You can receive them by RSS feed, SMS text messaging, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.
The warnings reach Ontarians quickly and updated as the situation changes. The information includes actions to keep you and your family safe. The warnings also complement community emergency management programs that may include public alerting mechanisms, such as automated phone calling, in-home tone-alert radios and sirens.
To sign up for Red Alerts, Emergency Information Advisories or Tornado Warnings,