As Montreal continues to get thrashed with 100+ km/h winds and power outages, Montreal police are urging citizens not to use 9-1-1 to report damages to their homes.
The Service de police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) sent out a notification on their social channels telling the public that the emergency number should be used for “traffic hazards” and problems relating to safety.
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According to SPVM’s twitter, 9-1-1 is receiving an influx of calls because of the high winds. Citizens dealing with property damaged are reminded to alert their insurance providers.
911 is currently receiving a lot of calls because of the high winds. To report material damage to your property, contact your insurance. A police report is not required. If there is a traffic hazard or the safety of people is at risk, contact 911. Thank you for your collaboration pic.twitter.com/pkt69C993u
— Police Montréal (@SPVM) November 1, 2019