Floods

If you have to leave your property during a flood, be sure to shut off electric circuits if you can safely do so

During a flood, if water has entered a garage or basement, do not walk through it — it may contain hazardous materials.

Floods are the most common natural hazard in Canada. They can occur at any time of the year and are most often caused by heavy rainfall, rapid melting of thick snow, ice jams, or, more rarely, the failure of a natural or man-made dam.

What should I do if I know a flood is coming?

What should I do during a flood?

Additional information

Floods (Government of Canada)

Floods (Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services)

Flood safety information (Electrical Safety Authority)

Sewer backup: Know what to do (City of Greater Sudbury)

Flood (City of Greater Sudbury)

Flood water after a disaster or emergency (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

To learn more, contact us at 705.522.9200 or toll-free at 1.866.522.9200.


This item was last modified on April 27, 2016