City opens Emergency Reception Centres for residents affected by the storm

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:

The following facility offers power for charging devices and washrooms:

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 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 for updates.