Current situation

COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency.

See COVID-19 info for Albertans for up-to-date information.

Spring flooding 2020

Disaster Recovery Programs have now been set up for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Mackenzie County. If you are eligible to receive funding for uninsurable loss and damages caused by spring flooding, apply by visiting alberta.ca/DRP.

Emeregncy evacuation payments are available to residents of Northern Alberta who were evacuated due to spring flooding. Learn more and apply for an emergency evacuation payment.

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Situation updates

Emergency preparedness


Make a plan

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

Emergency preparedness

Build a 72-hour emergency kit

Make an emergency plan

Prepare for an evacuation (PDF, 117 KB)

Coping with emergencies (AHS)


Flood preparedness

Floods are the most frequent natural hazard. They can occur at any time of the year and are most often caused by heavy rainfall, rapid snow melt or ice jams.

River forecasts and advisories

How to prepare for a flood (PDF, 143 KB)

What to do during severe storms (PDF, 96 KB)

What to do during heavy rains (PDF, 96 KB)

Flood recovery and support


Wildfire preparedness

Fire advisories, restrictions or bans are issued when hot and dry conditions cause an increased risk of wildfires. Be prepared and take precautions.

How to prepare for a wildfire

Alberta Fire Bans

Alberta Parks fire bans and restrictions

Air quality advisories

Important numbers

  • Alberta government call centre: 310-4455
  • 24-hour Emergency income support:
    • 1-866-644-5135 (outside Edmonton area)
    • 780-644-5135 (Edmonton)
  • Red Cross: 1-866-350-6070
  • Alberta Road Reports: 511
  • Call Health Link 811 if you're concerned about your health
  • Call the 24-hour help line at 1-877-303-2642 if you’re stressed, overwhelmed or need to talk
  • Alberta Supports Contact Centre: