Emergencies and disasters can happen quickly. Sign up for advisories and alerts so you know when emergencies or disasters occur in your area. 

During an emergency or disaster, listen to radio and TV for more information from local authorities/ Always follow instructions from authorities — they will give you information to keep you safe. 

Emergency alerts 

Alert Ready

Alert Ready is Canada’s national alerting system. It automatically sends life-saving emergency alerts through television, radio and compatible mobile devices. 

Check if your cell phone is compatible with Alert Ready. 

Alberta Emergency Alert 

Alberta Emergency Alert is Alberta's emergency alerting system. Communities issue emergency alerts when a disaster or emergency is occurring and provide life-saving instructions. 

These alerts are broadcast on television and radio, and posted on social media. Download the Alberta Emergency Alert app on your smartphone or tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play store, or text FollowAB_EmergAlert to 21212 to receive text notifications.

Weather watches, warnings and statements 

Weather advisories – including heat warnings, 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

View active weather advisories. 

  • A special weather statement lets you know of a possible hazard for awareness only, as the impacts are expected to be minimal or the likelihood of the hazard occuring is uncertain. 
  • An advisory is issued for specific weather hazard is occurring, will occur or is expected to occur, but where the impacts are less severe. 
  • A watch is issued for weather conditions that are favourable for a storm or severe weather that could be dangerous to the public. 
  • A warning is issued when severe weather is either occurring or will occur.  

Health advisories and warnings 

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. 

View active health advisories issued by Alberta Health Services. 

Fire advisories, restrictions and bans 


Fire advisories, restrictions and bans are issued when there is increased risk of a fire and people in the community need to take action 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 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 advisories and warnings 

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.

These notifications are referred to as any of the following: 

  • high streamflow and spring runoff advisory 
  • flood watch 
  • flood warning 
  • ice advisory and spring runoff advisory 
  • ice jam watch 
  • ice jam warning 

Download the Alberta Rivers app on your smartphone or tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play store

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland information line 

Many municipalities in the Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Partnership belong to an organization called NRCAER. This stands for Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response. NRCAER maintains an update line where municipalities and industry can upload messages about events going on within the NRCAER boundaries for residents to be aware of. 

Call the update line at 1-866-653-9959.