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.
Current emergency alerts
There are no current news items available in this feed.
- May 29, 2020
More than 250,000 tests for COVID-19 have now been performed in Alberta. Testing is now available to all Albertans, whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or not.
- May 28, 2020
Alberta’s COVID-19 hospitalization rates remain low with 50 people in hospital, four of whom are in intensive care. In total, 6,160 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19. Two more Albertans have died.
Make a plan
Learn how you and your family can prepare for an emergency or disaster.
Prepare for an evacuation (PDF, 117 KB)
Coping with emergencies (AHS)
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.
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)
- 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:
- Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 8 pm at 1-877-644-9992