Personal and Family Preparedness
In the event of a disaster, you should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. If a disaster happens in your community, it may take emergency workers time to get to you as they help those in desperate need. Visit the Alberta Emergency Management Agency website for details on creating a 72-hour Emergency Kit.
We can lessen the impact of any emergency or disaster by knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency and by having our emergency kits ready.
Visit the Public Safety Canada website and download your free Emergency Preparedness Guide, or create your own Emergency Preparedness Plan. You can also visit the Alberta Emergency Management Agency to learn more about Emergency Preparedness Week.
Alberta Emergency Alert
The Province of Alberta has a public warning system that can be used to warn of severe weather conditions and to advise the public of actions to take in the event of an emergency. This system can be activated by local authorities and will broadcast important information throughout the region by television, radio, website, twitter and Facebook . News Release dated 23 August 2011 – New Alberta Emergency Alert System
In addition to the warning system, Alberta Environment provides a public advisory and warning system for high water conditions in both the river and creeks. In the event that stream levels are forecast to be significantly higher than normal an advisory and/or warning will be released by Alberta Environment as well as posted on their website.
In the event of a catastrophic event of a chemical release, please click here to refer to Shelter-in-Place information.