Personal Emergency Preparedness


Unexpected situations happen everyday. Having supplies is one thing you can do to help manage many situations.

Watch a short video on why you should have an emergency kit.

There are many ways you and your family can become more prepared. You can build emergency kits to help you 'grab and go'. You can make sure you have enough supplies at home in case you have to take shelter for an extended period. In either case, your goal will be to have enough supplies to keep you, your family and animals safe, warm and comfortable.

The items on lists will not apply to every situation or every person. You should personalize your kit supplies for your particular situation and needs.

Some useful links to help you plan and be prepared

'Get Prepared: 60 Second Emergency Tips' video series delivers simple steps that anyone can take to become better prepared for an emergency or disaster.

MyAlberta Emergency Registration System

By being able to register online as soon as an emergency is declared, Albertans can quickly access government services. The MyAlberta Emergency Registration System (MAERS) removes the need for in-person contact, reducing the risk of potential COVID-19 exposure for staff and evacuees.

If an emergency is declared during COVID, Albertans who need to evacuate will be directed to register online through the MAERS website Albertans without internet access or those having trouble with online access can call the Government of Alberta call centre
310-4455 to register over the phone.  

You must have a MyAlberta Digital ID and a personal email address to use the MAERS system. 

Government and local municipal emergency management leaders use the information collected through the online registration system to support Alberta families who have had to leave their homes during an emergency evacuation. The MAERS helps government and local municipalities monitor the number of families registered and assess emergency social service needs. For example, residents may need a place to stay, their pets may need to be collected and cared for, and their families may need food, finances and other essential supplies.

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