Finding Strength in Members during Alberta’s wildfire emergency
Alberta Municipalities’ Board of Directors and staff are following the current provincial wildfire emergency closely. We realize how stressful and difficult it can be for people to evacuate their homes at short notice, often in the middle of the night. We are thinking of those who have been personally affected by these wildfires at this extremely difficult time.
President Cathy Heron and other representatives have spoken with municipal officials from some of the affected communities and with senior Government of Alberta officials to offer ABmunis’ support and assistance.
Reliable sources of up-to-date information can be hard to find but are vitally important during emergencies. Albertans seeking wildfire-related information are encouraged to visit the provincial government’s Wildfire emergency updates web page.
ABmunis’ Risk Management Services team has compiled a list of resources available to community leaders and residents. We encourage you to review the wildfire-related information on our website or download a PDF version and share it with municipal officials and residents as you see fit.
Here is some additional information you may find useful:
- Albertans aged 18 and older who have been forced out of their homes due to an evacuation order for seven days or more can apply for an emergency evacuation payment.
- Evacuees can attend nightly telephone town halls with government and partner organizations to get answers to their questions.
- Residents in affected areas are asked to continue to follow local media, local municipalities, and Alberta Emergency Alerts for updates and advisories.