Critical: Wildfire - Parts of Alberta
Updated May 07, 2023 at 09:15 PM
Source: Alberta Emergency Management Agency
Issued: May 07, 2023 at 09:15 PM
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Description: This is an Alberta Emergency Alert. Big Lakes County has issued a Wildfire Alert.
The mandatory evacuation ORDER has been downgraded to an ALERT. The Evacuation ORDER has been reduced to a 1 HOUR Evacuation ALERT. Highway 749 remains closed until further notice for safety concerns due to downed powerlines. There remains large areas within the affected area with no electrical power or natural gas services.
Affected areas (2):
- Big Lakes
- High Prairie
Action to take:
- The risk of wildfire remains due to continuing isolated ground fires
- Be aware of possible flare-ups as temperatures and winds continue to pose a risk
- If the situation changes, another Alberta Emergency Alert will be issued
- Gather pets, important documents and medication, and enough food, water, and supplies for at least 3 days.
- gilwood-map-mandatory-evac---May-6,[email protected]