Communicating during emergencies
It is possible that you and your loved ones may not be together when an emergency occurs. Normal communication channels may not be available during large disruptions.
To increase your chances of staying connected when an emergency occurs, follow these tips.
Create emergency contact cards for each member of your household.
Keep emergency numbers in your home (hard copy) and on your personal and work cellphones.
Create a group text message, a group chat on your preferred social media channel, or a shared email distribution list so you can stay connected.
Have a plan for back-up power for your devices, such as extra batteries, phone charger for your vehicle or solar powered battery pack with a usb connection.
Designate an out-of-town emergency contact who can act as a central check point to provide updates on status and location in case you are unable to reach each other.
Use social media to connect or update your status – some sites offer a “checked safe” feature when a disaster occurs in their area.
Evacuation preparedness telephone town hall
Albertans were invited to join a telephone town hall on evacuation preparedness on May 13.
Listen to the recording below to learn more about how to prepare in case you need to evacuate from your home.
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