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Storm Damages July 27 Update

The Municipality of Tweed emergency control group continues to meet to coordinate response to the tornado that touched down.

The reception centre will be open tomorrow at the Tweed Arena at 297 St. Joseph Street from 8:30 am and 8:00 pm. Services available at the reception centre for residents affected by the tornado include:

- Bottled water

- Access to showers

- Information on how to access additional services and supports

There is now a recently installed outdoor tap at the arena that affected residents can use to fill larger jugs of water. This tap will be accessible between 8:30 am and 8:00 pm

For those that have been affected that require assistance/have questions about insurance, they can contact their insurance representative or IBC's (Insurance Bureau of Canada) Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC or via email ConsumerCentre@ibc.ca

Hydro One and public works crews and still out working in the area. Ekblad Road is closed to non-local traffic at Potter Settlement Road and Bridgewater Road, due to unnecessary traffic slowing restoration efforts. Everyone is asked to please avoid the affected areas. Information about power restoration can be found on the Hydro One Storm Centre App at hydroone.com

The current fire status is high, and as a result of the of the tornado there is a significantly increased risk of wildfires. Please be extremely careful if you are doing any burning and check the municipal website daily to see if a burn ban has been put in place.