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Be Prepared

How long can your family survive without outside assistance? If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.

In an emergency:

  • Follow your emergency plan.
  • Get your emergency kit.
  • Make sure you are safe before assisting others.
  • Monitor alerts from Alberta Emergency Alert and listen to the radio or television for additional information from authorities.
  • Local officials may advise you to evacuate or stay where you are. Follow their instructions.

Know your flood risk.

It is important to know if your home is at risk for overland flooding. Though homes near bodies of water are often at risk, overland flooding can also affect urban and suburban areas when heavy rainfall cannot be absorbed by the drainage system.

 

To check your flood risk, consult your city’s flood maps or search for your property on Alberta Environment and Park’s Flood Hazard Map Application. Because flood risk can vary on a property-by-property basis, homeowners are encouraged to contact their insurance provider to assess their individual flood risk and understand what insurance options are available to them.

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