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Posted On Jun 30, 2022

Planning a Summer Getaway?

Planning a summer getaway? Download these three apps to help you stay safe on your next adventure: Wildfires, road closures and construction can affect driving routes. Stay informed before and during your trip with 511 Alberta. Fire bans and wildfire…

Posted On Jun 24, 2022

Tornado Season Is Upon Us

In Alberta, tornado season runs from May through September, with most activity between mid-June to early August. It’s important to know what to do before the threat is near. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe: Bring everyone indoors, including…

Posted On Jun 10, 2022

Wildfire and Flood Season

Floods and fires have already affected thousands of Albertans this year. When these situations occur, they often come with little or no warning. Being prepared can help. Take these steps to help you navigate Alberta’s hazards:- Sign up for the Alberta…

Posted On May 30, 2022

What Documents Will You Need During an Emergency?

When disruptions occur, the last thing you should be worrying about is trying to access your critical documents. Having access to your personal information plays a key role in reducing hardship by helping you gain access to supports and services sooner,…

Posted On May 18, 2022

Are You Prepared for a Flood?

This is a common time of year to experience flooding in Alberta. It can occur in any stream or lake and create widespread impacts. Do you live near a water source and understand the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning? Flood Watch: water…

Posted On May 09, 2022

Virtual Risks Are Real - Are You Prepared?

Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly common and putting many Albertans at risk. As part of your emergency preparedness routine, make it a habit to regularly update strong passwords, back up data and ensure security software is up to date. By protecting…

Posted On May 06, 2022

Are You Prepared to Evacuate?

Wildfires can affect communities in forested or grassland areas, including urban green spaces like ravines and parks. The 2021 Survey of Albertans shows that 53% of Albertans are concerned about wildfires. If your location is at risk from wildfire, you…

Posted On May 06, 2022

Do You Know the Risks in Your Community?

Hazards such as flooding, wildfire, and extreme temperatures are typical throughout Alberta and can pose a significant risk to you, your loved ones, and your property if not prepared for. Knowing your risk to the hazards in your community can help you…

Posted On May 04, 2022

Alberta Emergency Alert Test

Today at 1:55 p.m., the wireless public alerting system sent out a test alert across Alberta. During the test, an alert a sound went off with a message to the cellphone user confirming there is no need for concern. The test was not just a test of the…

Posted On May 03, 2022

Keep Your Animals Safe During an Emergency

Did you know that you can protect your livestock, poultry and other farm animals by applying to the Premises Identification (PID) program, which is used as an early warning system for natural disasters such as floods or wildfires? Emergencies and disasters…

Posted On May 03, 2022

Digital ID in an Emergency

Did you know that signing up for MyAlberta Digital ID can help you be prepared for emergencies or disasters? MyAlberta Digital ID is a free account that lets you prove who you are online without paper documents or face-to-face visits. Creating and verifying…

Posted On May 03, 2022

How Prepared Are You?

The Preparedness Survey of Albertans confirms that 41% of people feel unprepared. There are many reasons not to be prepared, but if you break it down into simple steps and make it a part of your routine, over time you can be prepared for anything. Here…

Posted On Apr 29, 2022

Preview of Emergency Preparedness Week

This year, the national Emergency Preparedness Week campaign is May 1 to 7. The theme Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Anything is a reminder that preparedness isn’t just about being ready for the next big disaster. It’s about making preparedness…

Posted On Apr 19, 2022

Do You Know Your Neighbors?

With weather warming up, many of us will be spending more time outdoors in our own communities. Take this opportunity to help build your own preparedness (and the preparedness of the people around you) by making new connections. Knowing the people around…

Wildfire Season
Posted On Apr 05, 2022

Wildfire Season

How can you prepare for a wildfire? Alberta's wildfire season runs from March 1 to October 31 every year. Find out how you can become better prepared. https://youtu.be/aRezNxt091o...

Posted On Apr 01, 2022

#BePrepared - Week 9

As warm weather approaches, now is a good time to prepare your home or property from potential flooding. A little upkeep on your property can go a long way. Check your eavestroughs and downspouts and clear out any leaves or clogs, so snowmelt and rainwater…

Posted On Mar 28, 2022

#BePrepared - Week 8

Now it is time to bring it all together so you can #BePrepared in 2022! Week #8 – Make an emergency plan The 2021 Survey of Albertans shows only 27% of Albertans have a household emergency plan, and less are aware of the emergency plans at their loved…

Posted On Mar 18, 2022

#BePrepared - Week 7

Week #7 – Build an emergency kit The 2021 Survey of Albertans shows only 26% of Albertans have an emergency kit. Having an emergency kit with at least three days of supplies can keep you safe and help you navigate unexpected situations. Take one minute…