In some emergency situations it may become necessary to leave your home or business and move to a safer location.
Town officials will make every effort to keep people informed if they are located in an area that is at risk. This may be done through Alberta Emergency Alert, local media, and emergency services personnel.
Preparing to Evacuate
- If you have been instructed to, and you are sure that you have time and know how to do it, shut off the water, gas and electricity.
- Make arrangements for pets. Animals will not be allowed in reception centers.
- Listen to a local radio station for the location of reception centers.
Follow the instructions provided by local authorities. Emergency telephone numbers are to be used only for emergency situations.
Emergency Operators have been trained in Emergency Medical Dispatch and Fire Priority Dispatch. They will ask a series of questions and tell you what to do until help arrives.
Things to do When Evacuating
Vacate your home when advised - ignoring a warning may jeopardize your safety. Your cooperation frees up emergency personnel for other life threatening duties.
- Wear protective clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
- Leave a note for your family saying when you departed and where you went.
- Take your Family Emergency Supplies Kit.
- Lock your house.
- Follow the routes specified by officials. Do not take shortcuts.
- Do not walk or drive through flood waters, which can sweep your car away.
- If your car stalls in fast rising water, leave it behind; always consider safety first. Register with the reception centre so that you can be contacted and reunited with your family.
- Notify your Family Contact of your location and condition.