Brampton cleans up after a severe thunderstorm passed through Peel

The City of Brampton says cleanup and response efforts are underway after a powerful storm with high winds hit Peel Region on Saturday May 21.

The city says crews respond to service requests for tree removal and damage cleanup on a priority basis. It says to report any fallen tree limbs, trees or city debris, residents must submit a report online at www.311brampton.cavia the 311 mobile app or by calling 311, but the line is seeing significantly higher than normal call volumes.

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown shared in a tweet on Sunday afternoon that the city had 100,000 homes that experienced a power outage on May 21. Now 400 customers remain without electricity. He also expressed condolences to the family of the Brampton resident who died after being hit by a tree during the storm.

Alectra Utilities says most power outages are now concentrated in York and Peel Regions and as of 10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 22, approximately 24,000 customers in Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Brampton, Mississauga , Hamilton and Guelph were powerless.

He says crews worked through the night to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses. Alectra expects service to be restored to most remaining customers through Sunday. It says service restoration times will be provided as crews assess the damage in hard-hit neighborhoods.

The City reminds residents to call 9-1-1 if they are in danger. To report localized flooding on municipal roads, clogged storm sewer grate or basement flooding, dial 311.

The latest power restoration updates can be found on Alectra’s Twitter feed: @AlectraNews and a map of the affected areas is available online: http://brampton.allectrutilities.com/outages

The city says the Brampton Emergency Management Office continues to monitor weather conditions and will respond accordingly. They added that residents can follow @CityBrampton on Twitter for the latest updates and visit www.brampton.ca for information on flood safety.

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