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Disasters can happen with little or no warning. If a disaster happened tomorrow, how long could you and your family survive without assistance?
During a disaster it may take emergency workers sometime to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours.
In an emergency you should:
- follow your emergency plan
- use your emergency kit
- make sure you are safe before assisting others
- monitor alerts from Alberta Emergency Alert
- listen to radio and TV for more information from local authorities
- listen to instructions from authorities – you might be advised to evacuate or stay where you are
Hazards and emergencies
Emergencies can happen at any time and with little warning. Examples include:
- serve weather – blizzards, tornadoes and wildfires
- industrial accidents – chemical spills
- technological events – power outages
- biological events – influenza outbreak
- intentional acts
Knowing the risks and hazards is important to help you and your family prepare for the unexpected.
- Severe storms
- Power and water outages
- Armed intruder
- Chemical releases
- Before, during and after an emergency
- Helping children during emergencies
For more information about emergency preparedness visit:
Connect with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
14515 122 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5L 2W4