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Posted On Feb 01, 2023

Disaster preparedness tips when you have pets and livestock

Animals are our companions and for farmers, animals and livestock could be their livelihood. In an emergency, your pets, farm animals and livestock rely on you to keep them safe. Take simple steps today to keep your animals safe in an emergency. Planning…

Posted On Jan 27, 2023

Winter weather is brewing

Winter isn’t over yet. With colder weather in the forecast, make sure you are ready. Visit alberta.ca/WinterStorms or watch this video to learn about how you can be more prepared.    The Government of Alberta developed the Be Prepared program to…

Posted On Jan 13, 2023

High demand keeping cold and flu medicine off shelves amid shortage

The national shortage of cold and flu medicine is an important reminder of the need to be prepared. Have you looked at your emergency supplies lately? Check alberta.ca/GetSupplies for ideas on what you might be missing and make a plan to add to your…

Posted On Jan 03, 2023

Stay safe by staying in-the-know: get emergency notifications

When there’s an emergency, being informed can save your life. Emergencies can happen quickly and at any time. In the winter months, these emergencies can include blizzards, extreme cold and power and water outages. Knowing where to get the information…

Posted On Dec 16, 2022

Neighborhood Connections

This much needed break from the extreme cold allows us to get outside and reconnect with our community. Knowing the people around you before a disruption occurs makes it easier to ask for help or offer help when it’s needed most. Watch this video for…

Posted On Dec 12, 2022

Pets & Cold Weather

If it’s too cold for humans, it’s too cold for animals too. Help keep your pets safe this winter with these #BePrepared tips: If you can’t bring them indoors, provide a warm shelter that’s dry and blocks the wind. Ensure food and water is always…

Posted On Nov 29, 2022

How Can You Prepare for Extreme Cold?

If you are new to Alberta, you may not know about winter weather hazards like extreme cold, blizzards, and freezing rain. Reduce your risk by being #prepared. Watch this quick video for tips.   Want to be more prepared? The Government of Alberta developed…

Posted On Nov 14, 2022

Reminder - Test of the Alberta Emergency Alert System

The test of the Alberta Emergency Alert system will occur in less than 1 week. Don’t forget to use the test as an opportunity to start a conversation with your household about where you were when the alert was issued and how ready you would have been…

Posted On Nov 09, 2022

Are You Prepared for the Extreme Cold?

We have seen an abrupt transition to winter weather in Alberta and Environment and Climate Change Canada confirms even colder temperatures are on their way. Who would benefit from knowing this? People new to the community, new to Alberta winters, or…

Posted On Oct 28, 2022

Alberta Emergency Alert System Test

The test of the Alberta Emergency Alert system will occur in less than 3 weeks. Check out alberta.ca/CommunityPrep for ideas to help you use the November 16th test to spark preparedness action.   Want to be more prepared? The Government of Alberta developed…

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…