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.

Check out some of the links below to help you prepare and understand how we manage Severe Weather in the City.

Winter Weather:

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

Extreme Cold Warming Centres

  • City facilities are open to the public in cold weather situations during regular operating hours, to keep warm and escape the exceptionally cold temperatures: 
  • Niagara Falls Community Outreach also operates a soup kitchen (4865 St. Lawrence Avenue)
    • Lunch: Monday - Friday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. (all year)
    • Supper: Monday - Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (November 1 to April 30).


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 March 31.
    • 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)
    • Night 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.


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 for additional information on how to prevent frozen water lines. 


Roads and Sidewalks


Transportation and Transit


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:

  • Niagara Falls Review
  • 105.1 The River FM
  • 610 CKTB
  • Cable - Channel 10 or visit YourTV's website (previously TVCogeco)

If you need to report a problem within the City, you can visit the Problem Reporting page for various links to online forms.

Extreme Heat

During Extreme Heat advisories, visit: