Severe Weather and Emergencies

In the event of an emergency or severe weather conditions, please monitor this page for updates as we receive them. You can also find various links to emergency preparedness, contact information and media agencies.

Current Notifications

Any notifications will be posted to this page, the Niagara Falls Facebook page and the Niagara Falls Twitter account. You can also tune into the various Media agencies listed below for updated information.

No Notifications

There currently aren't any Notifications in effect.

Emergency Preparedness

You should always be prepared for the unexpected. Visit the links below to make sure your Emergency Plan is in order.

You can also visit the Niagara Falls Weather page to get the current forecast for Niagara Falls, including any active weather warnings.

Media Agencies

The City will notify the following media agencies in the event of a closure:


Winter Weather

For information on how to prepare for winter storms and what to do during a storm, visit our Winter Storms Information page.

Relief from the Extreme Cold

City facilities are open to the public in cold weather situations during regular operating hours, to keep warm and escape the exceptionally cold temperatures: 

Gale Centre (5152 Thorold Stone Road)

  • Open Daily from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

MacBain Community Centre (7150 Montrose Road)

  • Open Monday to Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Open Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Open Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Niagara Falls City Hall (4310 Queen Street)

  • Open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Coronation 50 Plus Recreation Centre (5925 Summer St.)

  • Open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Niagara Falls Public Library (all branches unless otherwise indicated)

The Soup Kitchen (4865 St. Lawrence Avenue)

  • Provides nutritious meals to anyone in need, free of charge
  • Lunch: Every day from 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. (May to October)
  • Supper: service has been discontinued until further notice
  • Operated by Niagara Falls Community Outreach, (905) 354-1640

Overnight Emergency Shelters

For the latest updates and changes to shelter locations, please call 2-1-1 (learn more at

Out of the Cold continues to operate overnight emergency shelters throughout the Region, including:

  • St. Andrew's United Church (5645 Morrison Street) open 7 days a week from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., November 1 to April 30.
  • Please call 2-1-1 for shelter locations and availability. Individuals will be compensated for any transportation costs to the shelter.

Emergency shelter may also be available at:

  • Women’s Place (women and children only)
  • Nightlight Youth Shelter (youth only)

Stay Warm and Healthy

Residents are encouraged to check in on family, friends and neighbours, especially those who may be vulnerable to cold-weather related illnesses. Learn more about the health risks due exceptionally cold temperatures from Niagara Region Public Health.

For more information on local services, please visit:

Preventing Frozen Water Lines

There are simple things you can do to prevent frozen water lines in your home, such as running a pencil-thin stream of water to ensure some movement of water in the pipes. Be sure to run cold water from the lowest point in the house, usually a laundry room sink or tub, and ensure that the drain is kept clear to prevent overflowing or flooding. Be advised, you will be charged for the water used.

Visit our frozen water lines page for additional information on how to prevent frozen water lines

Roads and Sidewalks

Transportation and Transit

Extreme Heat

During Extreme Heat advisories everyone is welcome to stay cool and safe at the nearest public cooling station.

Outdoor Cooling Stations

Indoor Cooling Stations

To report a service problem in the City, please use the forms on our Report an Incident/Problem page.