Emergency Planning

Disasters can occur at any time. Knowing the risks can help you prepare yourself and your family.

Flood preparation

Flooding is the most prominent disaster in the city. We work with the Government of Alberta to ensure residents are informed about any potential flooding that could occur.

Public notification

During a disaster, Alberta Emergency Alert will provide safety instructions and updates. The city will also share important information on social media.

Alberta Emergency Alert

Prepare your family

Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours if a disaster happens.

Understand the risks in your area, create a household emergency plan and build an emergency kit. Get Prepared is a Government of Canada resource to help.

72 hour emergency kit checklist (PDF)

Pet emergency kit checklist (PDF)

Emergency kit

You can buy an emergency kit online and in stores across Canada. The Salvation Army also has a standard kit as well as a car kit available for purchase on its website. Or consider making one of your own:

Basic supplies

  • Water — two litres of water per person per day (include small bottles)
  • Food that won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace once a year)
  • Manual can opener
  • Wind-up or battery-powered flashlight (and extra batteries)
  • Wind-up or battery-powered radio (and extra batteries)
  • First aid kit
  • Extra keys for your car and house
  • Cash, travellers' cheques and change
  • Important family documents such as identification, insurance and bank records
  • Emergency plan — include a copy in your kit as well as contact information

Additional supplies

  • Two additional litres of water per person per day for cooking and cleaning
  • Candles and matches or lighter (place in sturdy containers and do not burn unattended)
  • Change of clothing and footwear for each household member
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each household member
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items
  • Hand sanitizer, toilet paper and garbage bags
  • Prepaid phone card, mobile phone charger
  • Pet food and supplies
  • Infant formula, baby food and supplies
  • Activities for children like books, puzzles or toys
  • Prescription medications, medical equipment
  • Utensils, plates and cups
  • Household chlorine bleach or water purifying tablets
  • Basic tools (hammer, pliers, wrench, screwdrivers, work gloves, pocketknife)
  • Small fuel-operated stove and fuel
  • Whistle (to attract attention)
  • Duct tape