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.

Weather Warning

Posted on

Friday, September 21, 2018 9:20 PM

Expires on



WIND WARNING IN EFFECT, Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara Region - Issued: 9:20 PM EDT Friday 21 September 2018

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

Extreme Heat

During Extreme Heat advisories, visit:

Winter Weather:

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

Extreme Cold Warming Centres

  • Open City facilities are available to the public in cold weather situations.  The following sites are available (during regular operating hours) to anyone who needs a place to keep warm and escape the exceptionally cold temperatures: 

Overnight Emergency Shelters

  • Out of the Cold continues to operate overnight emergency shelters throughout the Region. Please call 211 for shelter locations and availability. Individuals will be compensated for any transportation costs to the shelter.
  • Emergency shelter may be available at Women’s Place (women and children only) or Night Youth Shelter (youth only).
  • For the latest updates and changes to shelter locations, please call 211.

Stay Warm and Healthy

Preventing Frozen Water Lines

  • There are simple things you can do to prevent water lines from freezing in your home, including; running a pencil-thin stream of water to ensure some movement of water in the pipes. However, you will be charged for the water used if you choose this step. Be sure to run cold water from the lowest point in the house, usually a laundry room sink or tub and ensure the drain is kept clear of debris to prevent overflowing or flooding.

  • 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.