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Ontario’s Emergency Public Warning System is a tool that provides timely and accurate information during an emergency.



1. Red Alerts

The province issues a Red Alert to provide recommended immediate actions to protect citizens, their families and others when there is an imminent threat to life, public safety or property. Each Red Alert includes a brief description of the event, its location and recommended actions to keep you and your family safe.

Some situations in which a Red Alert may be issued include:

  • Large fire or explosion
  • Chemical leak or spill
  • Nuclear emergency
  • Transportation accident

2. Emergency Information Advisories

The province issues an Emergency Information Advisory to provide information to Ontarians about current or evolving emergency situations or events.

Advisories may recommend protective actions to take.

3. Tornado Warnings

The province distributes Tornado Warnings through a partnership with Environment Canada, which issues these warnings. They contain information on what Ontarians can do to protect themselves.

They provide quick information on what’s happening and what to do to protect yourself and your family. You can receive them by RSS feed, SMS text messaging, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.

The warnings reach Ontarians quickly and updated as the situation changes. The information includes actions to keep you and your family safe. The warnings also complement community emergency management programs that may include public alerting mechanisms, such as automated phone calling, in-home tone-alert radios and sirens. 
To sign up for Red Alerts, Emergency Information Advisories or Tornado Warnings,
please visit
Access the following link to learn more about Ontario's Emergency Public Warning System:
Frequently Asked Questions

General Inquiries

p: 519-236-4351 or 1-877-236-4351
f: 519-236-4329

Municipality of Bluewater
Box 250, 14 Mill Ave
Zurich, ON Canada
N0M 2T0

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


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