Active emergency updates

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

Current situation

Evacuation and financial supports

  • 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.
    • Anyone who left their community voluntarily, but who were not part of a mandatory evacuation order, is not eligible for payment.
  • Emergency financial assistance

  • Insurance information

    • Contact your insurance representative if you have questions about your insurance coverage during the wildfires.
    • The Insurance Bureau of Canada has updated information about insurance during wildfires. Albertans affected by wildfires can visit their web page for information on property and auto insurance or contact their Consumer Information Centre:

Advisories and closures

  • Travel advisories

    Visit for up-to-date information on road closures and travel advisories.

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: