Updates

Posted On Oct 03, 2022

Preparedness Schedule

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. Scheduling a preparedness step each month can help make it a habit. Here are some tips:…

Posted On Sep 23, 2022

Understanding Insurance

Many of us assume our insurance will cover our needs. But how do you know for sure? Consider asking your insurance provider these three questions: Does my home policy cover water, wind, or hail damage? Does my policy cover evacuation expenses for my…

Posted On Sep 16, 2022

The Inevitable is Near... Winter!

Alberta winters can be hard on our homes. With cooler weather on the way, prepare your property now to help prevent future damage and reduce costs.      Protect your home with these tips:     Clear gutters and eavestroughs of debris and point downspouts…

Posted On Aug 26, 2022

Preparedness Apps

Don't let disruptions interrupt your plans. Download these apps so you can stay safe and enjoy yourself. 511 Alberta will keep you aware of road closures and construction.   Wildfire provides up-to-date information on wildfire activity.  Alberta…

Posted On Aug 22, 2022

Critical Infrastructure in Extreme Heat

Extended periods of extreme heat can lead to power outages or restrictions in our energy use. As temperatures rise, power lines can get damaged while our need for energy increases for cooling items like fans and air conditioning.  #BePrepared for a…

Posted On Aug 12, 2022

Lets Connect!

Now that many of us are spending more time outdoors in our communities, it’s easier to get to know the people who live around us. Connections made before a disruption or an emergency can make it easier to ask for help, or offer help when it’s needed. …

Posted On Jul 28, 2022

Get Ahead of an Evacuation

Did you know last week, Clearwater County issued an evacuation order due to wildfire threat? Evacuation orders are issued when lives are in danger, and the only way to be safe is to leave. When threats are high in your area, take preparedness steps so…

Posted On Jul 22, 2022

Severe Summer Weather

Severe weather like high winds, tornadoes and hail have caused damage and disrupted utilities across Alberta this summer. If a warning is issued in your area, have a plan so you can quickly respond.   #BePrepared to weather any storm with these simple…

Posted On Jul 15, 2022

Extreme Heat Precautions

Most of us enjoy the summer months, but extremely hot weather can be dangerous. These simple precautions can help you beat the heat: - Stay informed by downloading the WeatherCAN app so you are aware of heat alerts in your area - Have a plan to stay…

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…