Community Risks

Every municipality is responsible for developing a Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment.  This process identifies the specific risks to Waterloo Region, the likelihood of the risk occurring and the severity of impact to safety/security and property.    

Risk = Probability x Impact

Waterloo Region's Highest Risks:

  • Ice Storm/Freezing Rain
  • Snowstorm/Blizzard
  • Extreme Temperatures (Heat Wave or Cold Wave)
  • Flood (Riverine)
  • Drought/Low Water
  • Critical Infrastructure Failure (e.g. Water, Hydro)
  • Transportation Incident
  • Civil Disorder
  • Cyber Attack

Explore the rest of this website to learn more about how you can prepare for emergencies and keep you and your family safer.

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