Stay safe by staying in-the-know: get emergency notifications

Published on Jan 03, 2023

When there’s an emergency, being informed can save your life.

Emergencies can happen quickly and at any time. In the winter months, these emergencies can include blizzards, extreme cold and power and water outages. Knowing where to get the information you need helps you keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Emergency alerts

Sturgeon County

The Sturgeon County app provides easy access to County information and allows you to set up notifications according to your preferences. In an emergency, information would be posted to Sturgeon County’s website, social media channels and app. Download the Sturgeon County app on your smartphone or tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play store.

Alberta Emergency Alert

Alberta Emergency Alert is Alberta’s emergency alerting system. Communities, including  Sturgeon County, use this system when an emergency is occurring or will occur. These emergency alerts provide life-saving instructions.

In addition to being broadcast on television and radio and posted on social media, these alerts can be sent to your cell phone or tablet. Download the Alberta Emergency Alert app from the Apple Store or Google Play store, or text FollowAB_EmergAlert to 21212 to sign up for text notifications.

Alert Ready

Alert Ready is Canada’s national alerting system. It automatically sends life-saving emergency alerts through television, radio and compatible mobile devices. If you have a compatible mobile device, you are automatically signed up to get these important alerts when there is a threat to your safety.

Weather alerts

Weather advisories – including extreme cold warnings, snowfall warnings, tornado watches and more – are issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada when severe weather poses a threat to Canadians. Download the WeatherCAN app on your smartphone or tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play store.

Health alerts

Health advisories are issued by Alberta Health Services when there is a risk to the general population or more at-risk groups, like children, seniors and those with certain health conditions. These advisories include air quality advisories, heat advisories, blue-green algae advisories, boil water advisories and more.

Fire alerts

Fire advisories, restrictions and bans are issued when there is increased risk of a fire and action is needed to prevent urban fires and/or wildfires. Fire advisories, restrictions and bans are posted to Alberta Fire Bans; call the Alberta Fire Bans information line at 1-866-FYI-FIRE (1-866-394-3473). Download the Alberta Fire Bans app on your smartphone or tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play store.

Alberta Wildfire also posts the latest updates on the status of all wildfires burning in Alberta. Report a wildfire by calling toll-free to 310-FIRE (310-3473). Download the Alberta Wildfire app on your smartphone or tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play store.

Flood alerts

Flood and ice advisories, watches and warnings are issued by the Government of Alberta. They are issued when weather or river forecasts suggest a provincial waterway could flood. Download the Alberta Rivers app on your smartphone or tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play store.

 

View the SREMP website to learn more about how you can get prepared for an emergency.

SREMP is a partnership between Sturgeon County, Morinville, Gibbons, Redwater, Bon Accord and Legal. These municipalities work together to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery from disasters.

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