Bolton Flooding: Help for Affected Residents
What to do following the March 15 flood.
For details on local community, social, health and government programs and services, call the Region of Peel at 905-791-7800 (toll-free at 1-888-919-7800).
Debris on your property
Leave the debris on your property until you've contacted your insurance provider. Your insurance provider will tell you what to do with debris and which documents to provide.
No shelter, food or clothing
If you have insurance, contact your insurance company to discuss options.
If you don't have insurance, call the Region of Peel at 905-791-7800 (toll-free at 1-888-919-7800). A Human Services Representative can help you with options for:
- Finding a temporary place to live.
- Replacing spoiled food.
- Replacing damaged clothing.
Visit our Find a Shelter page for locations and contact information for shelters in Peel.
Throwing away food after a power outage
If you don't know if a food is spoiled, don't eat it. Play it safe and put it in your green bin.
During a power outage and with the door kept closed:
- A refrigerator will keep food cold for 4-6 hours.
- A full chest freezer will keep food frozen up to 48 hours.
- A half-full freezer will keep food frozen for 24 hours.
Put a food item in your green bin if:
- It's been left in your fridge or freezer for a long time.
- You're not sure how long the power was out.
- You're not sure if the item is spoiled.
- The food has been exposed to dust or debris from the flooding.
Check back for updates on the flood.
For answers to common questions, including safety concerns and access to homes, visit the Town of Caledon website.
Are you an affected resident? Contact Red Cross Ontario at 416-676-8559.