Weather Emergencies and Natural Disasters
Alberta emergency alerts are issued to provide you with critical information about an immediate disaster, where it is occurring and what action you need to take. Alerts are distributed to the public through various outlets including:
Severe weather, natural disasters, and wildfires can happen without warning. But you and your family can take steps to prepare and keep yourselves safe.
Emergency preparedness fact sheets
- Personal and family checklist (pdf)
- Blizzards & road travel (pdf)
- Tornadoes (pdf)
- Before flooding (pdf)
- After flooding (pdf)
- Flood disaster guide (pdf).
Forest or grassland fires can begin without warning, and can spread up to seven kilometers per hour. Residents of rural communities can prepare for the possibility of wildfire and help keep their homes safe.
The Fire Smart program teaches steps to protect yourself and your property from wildfires.
Approximately 40 per cent of Alberta's wildfires are caused by human activity. Carelessly discarded cigarettes and vehicle exhaust systems are among many potential causes of wildfires. Extra care must be taken to ensure your actions do not spark a wildfire.