Active emergency updates

Get updates on major active emergencies and recovery information in Alberta.

Current situation

  • Hot, dry conditions continue in most areas of the province resulting in numerous wildfires.
  • Residents in affected areas are asked to continue to follow local media, local municipalities, and Alberta Emergency Alerts for updates and advisories.

Last updated: May 15

Evacuation and financial supports

Emergency financial assistance

Evacuation payments

  • Albertans who are part of a mandatory evacuation order for 7 or more days may be eligible to receive a one-time payment of $1,250 for each adult and an additional $500 for each child under 18. More information on how to apply will be available soon. Volunteer evacuees, that is, people who were not living in a mandatory evacuation area, are not eligible for payment.

Communities under evacuation order or alert

Evacuation Order: Evacuate now, the situation is dangerous. Evacuees should register online or at your local reception centre.

Evacuation Alert: Be prepared to evacuate quickly if situation worsens. Affected residents should check with local municipalities for details and instructions.

  • Wood Buffalo – Evacuation order and alert

     Evacuation order

    • Area: Abasand, Beacon Hill, Grayling Terrace and Prairie Creek 
    • Evacuation date: May 14

    Evacuation alert

    • Area: Fort McMurray, Saprae Creek, Gregoire Lake Estates, Fort McMurray First Nation #468, Anzac and Rickards Landing Industrial Park 

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Advisories and closures

Emergency alerts

Alberta Emergency Alerts provide critical information about an immediate disaster, where it is occuring, and what action you need to take.

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Situation updates

Situation updates provide a summary of the actions government is taking to respond to an emergency.

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Be prepared

Learn how you and your family can prepare yourselves for an emergency or disaster.

Learn about hazards in Alberta and how you can be better prepared for severe weather and floods.

Learn what to do in case you need to evacuate due to an emergency.


Important numbers

  • Alberta government call centre: 310-4455 (available in 200+ languages)
    • Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm
  • Alberta Supports Contact Centre: 1-877-644-9992
  • 24-hour Health Link: 811
  • 24-hour Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642
  • 24-hour Emergency income support: