Health and Public Safety

Disaster Risks

Cold snaps, heat waves, floods, industrial accidents. Learn how to prepare and protect yourself and how the city deals with these situations.

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  • What are the risks of a drinking water contamination or shortage in Montréal? What measures does the city take to inform and assist residents in the event of a disaster? Find out what you need to know.

  • What are the risks associated with an earthquake in Montréal? How does Montréal help citizens be ready for an earthquake? Find out what you need to know about how earthquakes are managed.

  • What areas in Montréal are prone to flooding? What times of the year are associated with the highest risk? Find out about the risk of floods.

  • What are the risks of toxic substances being released, or hazardous materials being spilled, in Montréal? What steps has Montréal taken to make sure the population is safe in the event of an accident? Find out how this kind of disaster is managed.

  • What steps does Montréal take to protect the population during a heat wave? Who is most at risk? Find out how heat waves are managed in Montréal.

  • Montréal can get severe winter storms. What does the city do in such situations? Find out what you need to know about major snow storms, ice storms and blizzards.

  • Montréal can have periods of intense cold. What are the risks to your health and safety? Find out what you need to know.

  • What damages can a severe thunderstorm cause? What services does the city offer to prevent flooding in buildings during a heavy rainfall? Learn more about the risks of thunderstorms in Montréal.