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Be Prepared: Evacuation

Severe floods, chemical releases and wildfires may prompt an evacuation alert or evacuation order to be issued. Preparing in advance can keep you, your loved ones and your pets safe and comfortable if you are required to evacuate your community.
Get started with these steps: 

  • Know the difference between an Evacuation Alert and Evacuation Order. An alert means prepare to leave on short notice. An order means you must evacuate now.
  • Identify different places to stay both in and outside your local area. Ensure they can accommodate any disabilities, special needs, pets or other needs.
  • Create an account then register your household and pets in the MyAlberta Emergency Registration System (MAERS). Registering in advance will help Emergency Social Services (ESS) quickly access information in ESS centres (e.g., in Reception Centre or Evacuation Centre) to identify the needs of each household during an emergency or disaster. This online system enables Albertans to register from any location using their cell phone, computer or tablet.
  • Have an emergency kit ready for each member of your household (including pets) to grab and go if ordered to do so.

Learn more tips on how to prepare for an evacuation.

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