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Emergency & Weather

Warwick Township is in a 911 emergency calling area. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Emergency Contact Numbers:

  • Warwick Township Roads cell: 519-490-5684
  • Water and Sewer - Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA)
    Phone: 1-888-522-0117
  • Parks and Recreation cell: 519-490-5685

Residents can Call 211 During Emergencies for Information

Lambton County residents seeking information during a major emergency can call 211. 
211 Ontario operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, providing service in 175 languages. On a day-to-day basis, residents can call 211 to find out about a wide variety of community services such as child care, employment services, financial assistance, government programs and services for seniors. During times of emergency, 211 will provide specific and authoritative information that will help residents cope with and recover from an emergency.

Emergency Preparedness

Will you be ready if an emergency or natural disaster occurs? An Emergency Preparedness Flyer has been prepared to help ensure that you are prepared when it counts. 

Emergency Preparedness Flyer

72 Hour Emergency Kit

One of the best ways to be prepared for emergencies is to have enough supplies to feed and care for everyone in your family for at least 72 hours following a crisis.  Here are some items that should be in your kit:

  • “Special needs” items for any member of your household (i.e. baby formula, diapers, prescription medication etc.)
  • Candles and matches or lighter
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery-powered radio or television, and extra batteries
  • Duct tape
  • Non-perishable food (this should be replaced every year)
  • Bottled water
  • Whistle (in case you need to attract someone’s attention)
  • Playing cards or games
  • Toilet paper and other personal care supplies
  • Basic tools (hammer, pliers/wrench, screwdriver set, assortment of fasteners)
  • Extra car and house keys
  • Extra cash (also change for vending machines etc.) 
  • Copies of important family documents (i.e. birth certificates)

Know how to shelter-in-place

Sheltering is appropriate when conditions require that you seek protection in your home, place of employment or other location when there is a threat to personal safety (i.e. hazardous spills, dangerous predators).

Emergencies that require a shelter-in-place include:

  • A hazardous substance in the air
  • A tornado
  • A severe winter storm
  • An earthquake
  • Event that could harm the public

If the emergency is related to an enviromental hazard:

  • Close all windows and doors
  • Tape around windows, air ducts, and vents
  • Turn off fans, heating and air conditioning systems
  • Close the fireplace damper
  • Move to an interior room above ground level

In all other cases: 

  • Listen to the radio for updates and do not go outside until authorities say it is safe to do so

The length of time you are required to shelter may be short, such as during a tornado warning, or long, such as during a winter storm. It is important that you stay in shelter until local authorities say it is safe to leave.

Shelter Shut Listen

Winter Driving 

The winter season can be a time for unsafe driving conditions. Be prepared and drive safe during these times.

Warwick Emergency Response Plan

Click here to visit the “Emergency and Fire Services” section of this website

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