Tornado Disaster Relief
IMPORTANT: This information was updated on Monday September 24. As we are actively mitigating a number of disaster areas, this information should be considered obsolete upon release as resources and intel will constantly change.
- Dunrobin - West Carleton secondary school at 3086 Dunrobin Rd. is open and available for food, shelter, water, showers, with city staff and first responders. (613-832-2773)
- Gatineau - CEGEP de l'Outaouais Gabrielle Roy campus on 333 Boulevard de la cite-des-Jeunes
- Hunt Club-Riverside - emergency reception area at the Canterbury Recreation Complex at 2185 Arch St.
- Nepean - The Larkin House Community Centre
- River Ward - access service, food, and water at the Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre at 3320 Paul Anka Dr.
- Stittsville - Goulburn Recreation Complex, 1500 Shea Rd, Stittsville (613-580-2532)
To report a power outage please call Hydro Ottawa's
24/7 outage line: 1-613-738-0188
- Outage Map
- To report a power outage please call Hydro Ottawa's
24/7 outage line: 1-800-434-1235
- Outage Map
- Road closes from Greenbank & Huntclub to Greenbank & Craig Henry Drive
- Hardest hit area's are Dunrobin, Craig Henry, Arlington Woods & Huntclub/ Riverside Area & Paul Anka-McCarthy
- Avoid any non essential travel in the area of Dunrobin
- Route 303 will operate Monday to Friday this week to help residents affected by last week's weather event.
- Detour routes include the 82, 83 & 173 around the Greenbank-Hunt Club area.
Vulnerable Persons Task Force: OC Transpo buses to
provide water, food and support
Shower & Power Services Open
Residents can access power and services, such as showers, at all open city facilities, including libraries, community centres and recreation centres:
- Earl Armstrong Arena, 2020 Ogilvie Road. Open until 10 p.m .
- Goulbourn Recreation Complex, 1500 Shea Road. Open until 10 p.m.
- Howard Darwin Centennial Arena, 1765 Merivale Road. Open until 10 p.m.
- John G Mlacak Community Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive. Open until 10 p.m.
- Larry Robinson Arena, 2785 8th Line Road. Open until 2 a.m.
- Minto Recreation Complex, 3500 Cambrian Rd. Open until 10 p.m.
- Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Rd. Open until 9 p.m.
- The Walter Baker Sports Centre at 100 Malvern Dr. has power, but no showers.
- Minto Rec Complex in Barrhaven
- Nepean sportsplex
- Bayshore Mall
- West Carleton High School at 3088 Dunrobin Rd.
- Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville
- All Goodlife Centres that are with power
- All Movati Athletic locations in Kanata, Orleans, Trainyards available (Nepean and Barrhaven still closed)
- Dymon storage open to public for charging electronics and washroom use
- City Hall washroom use
- The Canadian Museum of History and National Gallery of Canada
- Planet Fitness on 1821 Robertson Rd.
- All Ottawa Catholic and Public schools closed on Monday September 24, 2018
- University of Ottawa remained open
- Carleton University remained open
- Algonquin College remained open
- La Cité Collégiale remained open
Food Banks open - Call 613-745-7001
- Ottawa Food Bank has emergency food available at
- Bethel Care Centre (Viewmont Drive 11am-1pm)
- Westboro Region Food Bank (Madison Avenue 10am-1pm)
- Debra Dynes Family House (Debra Avenue 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm)
- FAMSAC Food Centre (Robertson Road 1:30pm-3pm)
- Caldwell Family Centre (Medford street 1pm-3pm)
- West Carleton Food Access Centre (5670 Carp Rd)
- Kanata Food Cupboard 9am-4pm accepting donations and will coordinate distribution to locations most in need
- All licensed food trucks can move to areas in need and sell food
Food Availability by area
- CF Rideau Centre.
- Nandos on 90 Elgin Street.
- Billings Bridge mall food court and Walmart, Bank and Riverside Drive.
- McDonald's on 670 Bronson Ave.
- Bronson Pizza on 370 Bronson Ave.
- Metro and Loblaws stores on Rideau Street.
- Sobeys on 193 Metcalfe St.
- Massine's Your Independent Grocer, 296 Bank St.
- The Food Shop on 375 Bank St.
- Loblaws on 64 Isabella St.
- Tim Horton's at 372 Hunt Club Rd.
- South Keys Shopping Centre.
- Milano's Pizza at St. Laurent Boulevard and Walkley Rd.
- Broadway Bar & Grill at 1896 Prince of Wales Dr.
- Dollarama, 2679 Alta Vista Dr.
- Cedars & Co. Food Market at 1255 Bank Street.
- Bayshore Mall.
- Loblaws at Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre.
- la Cucina Ristorante on 5547 Hazeldean Rd.
- The Brew Table at 360 Moodie Dr.
- Turkish Community Centre on 335 Michael Cowpland Dr.
- Shoppers Drug Mart at Mitch Owens Road and River Road.
- The Home Depot on 1900 Baseline Road.
- Farmboy on 3033 Woodroffe Ave.
- Costco on Merivale Rd.
- Centrale Bergham on 1943 Baseline Rd.
- Walmart on 1375 Baseline Rd.
- Loblaws 1980 Baseline Rd.
- Tim Hortons on 1879 Robertson Rd.
- Place d'Orleans shopping mall.
- Gloucester Shopping Centre.
- Costco on 1900 Cyrville Rd.
- St. Laurent shopping centre.
Gas stations open proximal to tornado sites
- Petro-Canada at 42 Montreal Rd.
- Drummond's gas station on Bronson Avenue at Chamberlain Avenue.
- Ultramar on 3467 Hawthorne Rd.
- Ultramar on Eagleson Road at Stonehaven Drive.
- Petro Canada at Bayshore Drive and Carling Avenue.
- Esso at 401 Hazeldean Rd.
- Shell at 720 March Road.
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- Ottawa Start Twitter Feed (@ottawastart)
Paramedics - Anticipate Injuries During Incident
Blunt or Penetrating Trauma/Extremity injuries:
- Consider ABC and life threats
- Use appropriate tools such as Trauma kits, Tourniquets, Quick clots and Fluids (Not too much as it can reduce platelet levels)
- Use Field Trauma Triage Standard and transport to appropriate facilities.
Crush Injuries/ Trapped Extremities:
- Consider life threats and the potential for shock
- Consider rhabdomyolysis, compartment syndrome, potential arrhythmias, etc.
- Transport with a high suspicion of potential risk
- Ensure the scene is safe before treatment (use hydro and fire to confirm no live wires)
- Work VSA's due to high potential for resuscitation
- Consider life threats (ABC's) and then treat burns (entry/exit points) as well as muscular-skeletal trauma
- Ensure the scene is safe (Adequate ventilation, have fire extricate Pt's as well as CO monitoring devices, etc.)
- Consider O2/ CO monitoring as well as high flow O2 administration.
Paramedics - Anticipate Injuries Post Incident
Due to lack of power
- Medical device failure
- Food borne illness
- CO poisoning
Clean up efforts
Medical device failure
- If symptomatic treat as per BLS/ALS PCS and transport
- At home O2
- Use O2 tank calculations
- Duration=gauge pressure-residual pressure (500psi) x tank factorFlow rate (L/min)
- Tanks factors
- E=0.28 (hospital tanks)
- If no available home O2, Call DO to have O2 delivered to them by EST's
- Refrigerated medications
- Some medication like insulin can be kept 28 days unrefrigerated
- Check on medication label if it can be kept unrefrigerated
- If medication spoils, treat and transport as BLS/ALS PCS
- Mobility device failures
- Electric wheelchairs, beds, and lifts
- Offer assistance to move patient
- Treat and transport or release if no other underlying cause to call
Paramedic - Injury Prevention
- Emergency resources in high demand
- Let the patient know other resources may be able to help/provide information:
- Oxygen companies to help providing O2 supply
- Pharmacies can assist with any questions relating to the patient medications
- Private transfer companies can provide lift assist
- Watch for unstable buildings
- Be careful when approaching an intersection where the lights are out
- Reduced visibility at night
- 4-way stop
- Be seen and heard
- Treat any electrical wire as a live wire
- Backflow from home generators not being plugged properly
- Contact CACC for any potential resources
- Ottawa Hydro
- Roads and traffic departments
- The emergency operations center on the first floor of city hall launched at 5 p.m. on Friday September 21st.
- City of Ottawa staff have been quarterbacking the emergency response since then.
- All hospitals in the Ottawa area have resumed regular operations.
Paramedic - Briefing Notes
Paramedic Disaster Relief Briefing Notes