Officials share the latest updates and figures with a storm-fatigued Toronto.
At a press conference this morning, Mayor Rob Ford, Toronto Hydro CEO Anthony Haines, and representatives of other groups involved in storm recovery provided us with the latest information about power outages and clean-up efforts. And while the situation is improving, some of the numbers below are still cause for concern:
128,000 calls came in to Toronto Hydro’s call centre at the height of the storm; 30,000 calls came in yesterday; a regular day for the call centre involves 3,000 calls.
32,000 customers are currently without power—down about 20,000 from yesterday.
Approximately 450 people people stayed at City warming centres last night.
200 trucks are currently on the streets helping with recovery efforts.
90 intersections are still without power.
76 Toronto Community Housing Corporation single-home units remain without power, although all high-rise buildings have now had their power restored.
43 crews are at work on the roads clearing debris.
6 crews from Ottawa and 2 from London are assisting local forestry crews.
Another number-related fact to consider: wind gusts are expected to reach 40 km/h tonight, and they could cause additional damage and more outages—creating more challenges for workers and residents who are now into day six of this crisis.