Town Services

Morris Emergency Management Team

The Morris Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is responsible for managing large events like severe weather, highway closures and high water events.

COVID-19 Information can be found here

Preparedness for Winter Emergencies

Emergency Procedures

If the nature and/or magnitude of an emergency requires the warning of the general public every effort will be made to contact residents. If you know someone that is without social media or email please contact the Town of Morris office 204-746-2531 to have them placed on our call list.

Should this occur, please tune to one of the following radio stations:

  • CFAM (Altona) 950AM
  • CJOB (Winnipeg) 680AM
  • Lite 96.7FM
  • AM 1250

Please note that during severe winter weather, the RCMP are responsible for closing Highway 75 using the booms installed on the north and south ends of town.

Please respect these closures, as going around these booms will result in numerous Traffic Act infractions and may result in prosecution.

To find out more about local highway conditions tune to CFAM 950 or visit the MB 511 site and click on the Mobile or Text Road condition reports.  https://www.manitoba511.ca/en/

The EMO web site also has useful information https://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/

Advance Preparation

Anticipate possible heat failures by preparing these supplies in advance:

  • Battery operated radio
  • Flashlights
  • Spare batteries (your radio and flashlights should use the same sized batteries)
  • Candles and matches
  • Non-perishable food (food that an be eaten without cooking and stored without refrigeration).
  • Water
  • Medical supplies and medicines
  • Plumbing antifreeze
  • Alternative heat source, such as wood stove, fireplace or CSA-approved space heater and fuel (Do not store any fuel in the house). Be sure to clean the stove or fireplace chimney at least once a year.
  • Fire extinguisher, smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector. Test regularly to ensure they are in good working order.
  • Prepare a plan for evacuating to a suitable location in the event of a prolonged power disruption
  • COVID-19 mask and hand sanitizer
  • Keep your vehicle prepared for winter conditions (maintained, full fuel tank, winter survival kit).

Winter Car Kit
Keep these items in your car:

  • Flashlights with extra batteries
  • First aid kit with pocket knife
  • Necessary medications
  • Several blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Extra newspapers for insulation
  • Plastic bags (for sanitation)
  • Matches
  • Extra set of mittens, socks, and a wool cap
  • Rain gear and extra clothes
  • Small sack of sand for generating traction under wheels
  • Small shovel
  • Small tools (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)
  • Booster cables
  • Set of tire chains or traction mats
  • Cards, games, and puzzles
  • Brightly colour cloth to use as a flag
  • Canned fruit and nuts
  • Nonelectric can opener
  • COVID-19 mask and hand sanitizer
  • Bottled water

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Tornado Watch

Emergency Preparedness in case of a Tornado

If you are home:
If you have a basement, go there and protect your head and face. If you do not have a basement, go to the center part of your house on the lowest level. A closet or bathroom is usually a good place to seek shelter. Always protect your head and chest from flying objects.

If you are in a vehicle:
STOP! Get out of the vehicle and move away from the tornado’s path at right angle and lie in a hollow or ditch and remember to cover your head and chest.

If a tornado strikes:

  • Do not stay in mobile homes – get out and seek shelter elsewhere. View a mobile home as a vehicle.
  • Do not try to outrun the tornado in your vehicle or on foot – you could lose the race and your life.
  • Do not open windows. Do not stay in large open rooms. Do not stay in areas that have a lot of windows.
  • Building Inspector
  • Utilities
  • Garbage & Recycling

    Excellent service compliments of waste management and  residential recycling programs.