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URGENT – BURLINGTON FLOOD RELIEF

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On August 4, more than two months worth of rain fell on Burlington within 24 hours. Homes have been flooded and destroyed, families are stranded and resources are limited.
The need is urgent. Help families in-need in your community today:

  • Donate Online, by clicking HERE (please write BURLINGTON FLOOD in the comments box)
  • By Phone 905-635-3138
  • By Email uway@uwaybh.ca
  • In Person 3425 Harvester Rd, Unit 107, Burlington

 

If you are a Burlington resident, in-need of assistance, please visit the Burlington Flood Response Website. 

 


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August 8, 2014 – Donation Received from Newalta

To help kick-start the Burlington Flood Relief efforts, Burlington-based industrial recycling and environmental solutions provider Newalta announces a $10,000 donation.

“Our people live and work in Burlington and we believe strongly in the importance of being good, active corporate citizens,” said Greg Jones, Managing Director, Corporate Communications & Community Relations for Newalta. “We hope our contribution will set a positive example for other Burlington-based businesses and we challenge them to join us in getting involved to help those in need in our community.”

The City of Burlington and The United Way would like to thank Newalta for their compassionate generosity.

 


 

August 5, 2014 – Media Release from the City of Burlington

The City of Burlington continues to respond to yesterday’s flood conditions, assessing damages and hazards, continuing road closures and performing repairs where possible.

“Meteorologists say Burlington received two months of rain in one day yesterday, which is an astonishing amount,” said Mayor Rick Goldring. “I am proud of the work of our city staff and emergency responders. Parks and recreation staff, roads and parks maintenance staff, police, fire, ambulance and the utilities worked together on a holiday Monday to help bring things back to normal for many residents. The city continues those cleanup efforts today.”

Road closures

Most city roads have been reopened following yesterday’s flooding in parts of Burlington. Guelph Line is closed from north of Dundas to No. 1 Sideroad.

City cleanup
The city’s roads and parks maintenance team encourages residents to stay away from creeks and parks during the cleanup after the flooding. Trees and other debris are being removed. It may take some time for the city to complete the cleanup.

Natural Gas
Union Gas wants to let residents know that if they smell natural gas inside their homes, they should leave the house and call Union Gas at 1-877-969-0999. To report a natural gas emergency, contact Union Gas at 1-877-969-0999.

Post-flood information
Halton Region has information available on the Region’s website at www.halton.ca as well questions and answers about mould.  People with flooded basements can call 311.

Residents can also call 311 to discuss health-related questions or concerns with a public health inspector at Halton’s health department.

Concerns about hydro

If residents have flooding in their homes and water levels are at or above the height of electrical outlets, contact Burlington Hydro at 1-877-310-4937 after hours or 905-332-1851 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to request a disconnection.

Burlington’s beaches

Burlington’s beaches will be posted as unsafe, pending the results of water quality testing. Halton Region monitors water quality on the city’s beaches. Check the region’s website at www.halton.ca/beaches for updates.

 


 

August 5, 2014 – Media Release from the City of Burlington

The City of Burlington is providing evacuation centres tonight for people who are not comfortable staying in their homes as a result of flooded basements or a gas line leak near Upper Middle Road and Cleaver Avenue.

Evacuation centres have been set up at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre at 2285 New St.  and Mainway Recreation Centre at 4015 Mainway, east of Walkers Line. Residents should take Brant Street to James Street to New Street to reach the Seniors’ Centre and Guelph Line or Burloak Drive to Mainway to reach Mainway Recreation Centre.

The city and its emergency partners continue to encourage motorists not to drive unless necessary. There are multiple road closures on city streets and on the QEW.

Residents are also urged to keep children and pets away from creeks and keep away from parks during the cleanup following the flooding.

People with flooded basements can call 311. For emergencies, please call 911.