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 you need helps you keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Alberta Emergency Alert
Alberta Emergency Alert is Alberta's emergency alerting system. Communities, including Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Partnership (SREMP) member municipalities, use this system when an emergency is occurring or will occur. These emergency alerts provide life-saving instructions.
In addition to being broadcast on television and radio and posted on social media, these alerts can be sent to your cell phone or tablet. Download the Alberta Emergency Alert app from the Apple Store or Google Play store, or text FollowAB_EmergAlert to 21212 to sign up for text notifications.
Alert Ready is Canada’s national alerting system. It automatically sends life-saving emergency alerts through television, radio and compatible mobile devices. If you have a compatible mobile device, you are automatically signed up to get these important alerts when there is a threat to your safety.
Weather advisories – including extreme cold warnings, snowfall warnings, tornado watches and more – are issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada when severe weather poses a threat to Canadians. Download the WeatherCAN app on your smartphone or tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play store.
Health advisories are issued by Alberta Health Services when there is a risk to the general population or more at-risk groups, like children, seniors and those with certain health conditions. These advisories include air quality advisories, heat advisories, blue-green algae advisories, boil water advisories and more.
Fire advisories, restrictions and bans are issued when there is increased risk of a fire and action is needed to prevent urban fires and/or wildfires. Fire advisories, restrictions and bans are posted to Alberta Fire Bans; call the Alberta Fire Bans information line at 1-866-FYI-FIRE (1-866-394-3473). Download the Alberta Fire Bans app on your smartphone or tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play store.
Alberta Wildfire also posts the latest updates on the status of all wildfires burning in Alberta. Report a wildfire by calling toll-free to 310-FIRE (310-3473). Download the Alberta Wildfire app on your smartphone or tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play store.
Flood and ice advisories, watches and warnings are issued by the Government of Alberta. They are issued when weather or river forecasts suggest a provincial waterway could flood. Download the Alberta Rivers app on your smartphone or tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play store.
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