The City has opened several Emergency Reception Centres where residents can access power and services. The centres are open until 10 pm on Sunday, May 22. They will reopen Monday, May 23, from 10 am until 10 pm.
The following facilities offer power for charging devices, showers and washrooms:
- CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn, at 1500 Shea Road (food available Sunday, May 22)
- François Dupuis Recreation Centre, at 2263 Portobello Boulevard
- Howard Darwin Centennial Arena, at 1765 Merivale Road
- Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre, at 3320 Paul Anka Drive
- Plant Recreation Centre, at 930 Somerset Street West
- Richmond Arena, at 6095 Perth Street
- J.A. Dulude Arena, at 941 Clyde Avenue
- Bernard-Grandmaître Arena, at 309 McArthur Road
The following facility offers power for charging devices and washrooms:
- Carleton Heights Community Centre, 1665 Apeldoorn Ave (food available Sunday, May 22 only)
For anyone in Kanata North looking to plug in or shower, the Kanata Leisure Centre is also open.
Food services will be offered at additional centres in the coming hours and days. Please visit the Severe Thunderstorm webpage on ottawa.ca for the most up-to-date information.
Ottawa residents are asked to avoid damaged areas and stay off roads unless absolutely necessary. Road closures and traffic impacts are expected due to fallen trees and debris on roadways. Please follow Ottawa Traffic on Twitter for latest updates.
For hydro information, consult the Hydro Ottawa website or its Twitter account.
For updates on the City’s response, follow the City on Twitter and check ottawa.ca for updates.