June 21, 2013 1:52 pm

Alberta Emergency Alerts and Contact Information

A helicopter carrying evacuated residents lands on a road in High river, Alta. Heavy rains have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuation in High River, Alta., Thursday, June 20, 2013.

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EDMONTON – The Red Cross has established an information line to assist with family re-unification. It can be reached at: 1-866-696-6484.

The Canadian Red Cross assisting with flood evacuees across Alberta. Financial donations can be made to the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-418-1111.

For Albertans who want to volunteer during the emergency situation, the Non-Government Organization (NGO) Council has established a toll-free line at 1-866-628-6565.

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Here is a list of the areas impacted by the flooding, state of emergency, and evacuations caused by the severe weather across Southern Alberta, and emergency contact information.

For the most up-to-date information on the flooding situation visit the Alberta Emergency Alert website, and signup to receive emergency alerts www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca. You can also get Emergency Alerts on Twitter.

Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA)

AEMA leads the coordination, collaboration and co-operation of all organizations involved in the prevention, preparedness and response to disasters and emergencies.

24-hour line: 1-866-618-2362

http://www.aema.alberta.ca/disaster-recovery-programs.cfm

Disaster Recovery Programs (DRPs):  please call toll free 1-888-671-1111.

ALERTS:

City of Calgary

Portions of the following communities are under mandatory evacuation: Beltline, Bonnybrook, Bowness, Bridgeland Industrial, Chinatown Eau Claire, Cliff Bungalow, Deer Run, Discovery Ridge, Downtown East Village,Elbow Park, Erlton, Inglewood, Hillhurst, Mission, Montgomery, Quarry Park, Rideau, Riverbend, Riverdale, Roxboro, Elboya, Sunnyside, Victoria Park, Windsor ParkTwo more communities were added to the evacuation list late Thursday night: Douglasdale and Westmount/Hillhurst. Check calgary.ca to determine if your area is under an evacuation order. Reception centres have been set up for evacuees.
Evacuate immediately. Avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas. Move to high ground. Follow the directions of local authorities.
For more information on the evacuated communities in Calgary click here.Three reception centres have been set up for evacuated residents. Southland Leisure Centre 2000 Southland Drive Southwest and Acadia Recreation Complex 240 90 Avenue Southeast and Centre Street Church 3900 2 Street Northeast. Check calgary.ca to see specific evacuation location maps
Evacuate immediately. Avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas. Avoid the area. Follow the directions of local authorities. Listen to local authorities for any updates.

You can follow the City of Calgary on Twitter.

Bragg Creek

Due to power outages and flooding, Rocky View County has declared a mandatory evacuation for the Hamlet of Bragg Creek area.The County has established an emergency evacuation centre at the Springbank Community High School / Park for All Seasons complex at 32224A Springbank Road. Residents can also go to the Banded Peak School, 230257 Highway 22 South, to be transported to the evacuation centre.
Evacuate immediately. Avoid the area. Listen to local authorities for any updates.

Vulcan County

There are elevated water levels in the Bow and Little Bow Rivers in Vulcan County which are expected to continue rising.The floodgates on the Twin Valley and the Travers Reservoirs are being opened and large amounts of water will be entering the Little Bow River basin
Avoid the area. Avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas. Be aware of areas known to flood easily such as streams, drainage channels and canyons. Evacuate immediately if you are in the river basin of the Little Bow or Bow Rivers. Move to high ground. Take all necessary precautions.

Town of Banff

The Bow River basin has received 250 millimeters of precipitation since Wednesday morning and the river levels are rising in response to heavy precipitation. There is a large amount of water travelling across land. This is leading to localized flooding. The areas around the Bow river and its tributaries have reached dangerous flooding levels.
Evacuation orders have been issued for 100 Birch Avenue Rocky Mountain Coop Number 2. Please avoid areas around the Bow river and areas south of the Banff avenue bridge. Go to www.banff.ca for information updates.
Avoid rivers, and low lying areas. Be aware of areas known to flood easily. Follow the directions of local authorities.

The Town of Banff is on Twitter

High Streamflow Advisories are in effect for streams in the Oldman, North Saskatchewan and Athabasca River basins. A High Streamflow Advisory has been issued for the North Saskatchewan River mainstem downstream of the City of Edmonton. See details for more information.

Advisories apply to streams and their tributaries unless otherwise noted.

City of Red Deer

A local state of emergency was declared in the City of Red Deer at 8:00 p.m. Thursday night.

The emergency was declared after a flood warning was issued by the City after Alberta Environment said it was releasing a significant amount of water from the Dickson Dam.

For up to date information, visit the City of Red Deer’s website or follow the City of Red Deer on Twitter. The Red Deer emergency hotline can be reached at 403-342-8132.

High River

Mandatory evacuation for all residents in the Town of High River.Highway 2 is flooded between High River and Nanton. Traffic is being rerouted north. Land lines in High River are not working and cell phone service is intermittent and likely to stop working soon.
Evacuate immediately. Listen to local authorities for any updates. Move to high ground.

You can follow the Town of High River on Twitter.

Town of Sundre

The Town of Sundre would like to notify any residents close to the Red Deer River to evacuate to the Olds College. The areas of concern are South West Sundre,Tall Timber, River Road, Riverside RV Park.There are elevated water levels in streams, rivers, and other bodies of water that may create dangerous situations.

For more information see the Town of Sundre website at www.sundre.com or twitter @TownofSundre.

Please contact the Town of Sundre at 403-638-3551 if require a ride out of town due to the evacuation notice.

Avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas. Avoid the area. Be aware of areas known to flood easily such as streams, drainage channels and canyons, etc. Evacuate immediately. Follow the directions of local authorities. Leave the area if it is safe to do so. Listen to local authorities for any updates. Move to high ground.

Lethbridge County

Travers Reservoir has been opened and higher than historic high flows are expected in the Little Bow Basin in the County of Lethbridge. The normal flow is 3 m3/second and expected to peak at 60 m3/second in the next 12 hours or less. Alberta Environment expects all bridge crossings to be wiped out on Highways 522, 845, 25, Cameron Crossing at 11-2, Peacock Crossing 13-0.
Avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas. Be aware of areas known to flood easily such as streams, drainage channels and canyons. Evacuate immediately. Move to high ground. Follow the directions of local authorities. Listen to local authorities for any updates.

An evacuaee reception centre is at the County Administration building at #100, 905 4th Avenue South.

Residents who have been evacuated and would like to register for reunification or other purposes can call 403-327-7117.

Follow the County of Lethbridge and the City of Lethbridge on Twitter.

The Town of Black Diamond

The Town of Black Diamond is experiencing localized flooding. Highway 22 is closed near the bridge on the west side. Evacuees can go to the Reception Centre (Oilfields Arena), and are being asked not to try to go to their homes.

The Water Treatment Plant was shut down due to flood and safety concerns. Everyone is asked to conserve water. Town water pressure has been lowered.

Potable water is being trucked to the reservoir to try to ensure a continued supply of safe drinking water. Officials ask residents to make every effort to use water for emergency uses only, to ensure the adequacy of the water supply.

Residents are asked Listen to local authorities for any updates. Follow the directions of local authorities. Avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas. Take all necessary precautions. Watch for more information regarding water usage/availability.

Rocky View County

 Rocky View County has declared a State of Local Emergency due to heavy rains and flooding throughout the County. The public is advised that for the duration of the emergency the local authority may take any action it deems necessary to deal with the situation.
Avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas. Be aware of areas known to flood easily such as streams, drainage channels and canyons. Follow the directions of local authorities. Listen to local authorities for any updates.

Due to power outages and flooding, Rocky View County has declared a mandatory evacuation for the Bragg Creek area.

Residents should make their way directly to the County’s emergency evacuation centre at Springbank Park for All Seasons, 32224A Springbank Road, or go to the Banded Peak School, 230257 Highway 22 South, to be transported to the evacuation centre. Some residents may evacuate by travelling south on Highway 22X. Any residents who are not able to leave their property on their own should call 911 through their cell phones or land lines if access is still available. If residents do not have access, they will be reached by door-to-door efforts.

Evacuate immediately. Avoid the area. Listen to local authorities for any updates.

Follow Rocky View County on Twitter

Rocky View County residents who notice flooding can report the issue to the Infrastructure and Operations Call Centre at 403-520-6378.

Turner Valley
A state of local emergency has been declared. Mandatory evacuation has been lifted for some areas. All residents are directed to avoid high water areas. There are elevated water levels that have created flooding and unstable conditions. River and overland flows are high. Road and Bridge closures will be in place for an extended duration. http://www.turnervalley.ca for infoFollow local media and http://www.turnervalley.ca for updates.

Avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas. Follow the directions of local authorities. Drinking water in the town of Turner Valley is still safe for consumption.
A release of sour gas from a pipeline containing approximately one per cent hydrogen sulphide (H2S) had occurred in the Town of Turner Valley. The release has been stopped and has been rendered safe. The evacuation order has been lifted for Okalta and Calkins districts. North Royalite remains under evacuation due to flooding. Air monitoring will continue thoughout the night

http://www.aer.ca www.turnervalley.ca

http://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/

Municipal District of Foothills

There is extremely dangerous and rapid flooding occurring. Stay away from any water source.

The Municipal District of Foothills remains under a local state of emergency due to flooding throughout the municipality. All available emergency services personnel continue to respond to this situation.Mandatory evacuations: All residents living near rivers, creeks and streams are advised to leave these areas immediately and to remain out of these areas until otherwise notified. All campgrounds located near rivers or streams in the M.D. of Foothills including: Riverbend, Country Lane RV Park, Hogg Park and Nature’s Hideaway. Do not return to an evacuation zone until notified it is safe to do so.
Reception Centres:
Oilfields Arena (Black Diamond) 403-933-5272
Okotoks Recreation (Okotoks) 403-995-2785
Nanton Recreation Centre (Nanton) 403-646-2961
Blackie Arena (Blackie) 403-684-3721
Heritage Heights School Reception centre was closed last night, but may be reopened if necessary.
Water usage: Residents of Aldersyde, Longview and Cayley are asked to limit water use to essential needs only until further notice. The drinking water supply in all MD Hamlets has not been compromised and is safe to drink.
Many Roads and bridges are impassible. Please respect all barricades.
Updates on Alberta Emergency Alert http://www.emergency.alberta.ca

Village of Longview

There is an incident that has affected telephone, cell phone and internet communications. All of these services are currently down.There are extreme water restrictions in the Village as well as sewers are at capacity.
If you are in need of 9-1-1 services, proceed directly to the Village Fire Hall.

Stoney Band

There are very elevated water levels in the Bow River that will create dangerous situations that will lead to flooding. There is an evacuation in effect for residents of Eden Valley, Bighorn and Morley.Reception Centres have been opened at the following areas:Residents of Bighorn are to go to the school.
Residents of Eden Valley are to go to the school. The phone number for the Eden Valley School is: 403-558-2480.
Residents of Morley are to go to the old school. The phone number for the old school is: 403-881-2755.
If you require assitance, please call Marcel Dubois at: 403-862-8170.
Evacuate immediately and get to higher ground. Follow the direction of local authorities. Residents of Bighorn and Eden Valley are to evacuate to the school. Residents of Morley are to evacuate to the old school.

Siksika Reserve

The water levels in the Bow River has breached its banks and this had caused severe overland flooding in all the low lying areas on Siksika Nation Lands. This has caused the necessary closure of #547 going across the Bow River between Gleichen and Arrowwood, the #842 south of Cluny is still open. The water levels are exceeding the levels in 2005 and are still rising.
All residents in the low lying areas along the Bow River, including Hidden Valley are required to evacuate to higher ground, persons needing lodging report to the Deer foot Sportsplex or the Arena located in Gleichen, as soon as possible, please bring your medications if needed, any blankets or pillows. If you require assistance, please call 403 734 3999

Mountain View County

There is extremely dangerous and rapid flooding occurring on the Red Deer and Little Red Deer River in Mountain View County Sundre Area as of 3:30 pm Thursday.

Mountain View County and the Town of Sundre would like to notify any residents close to the Red Deer and Little Red Deer Rivers to evacuate to the Olds College. The areas of concern are South West Sundre, McDougall Flats, Tall Timber, River Road, Westward Ho, and Anderson Valley.

Residents are asked to avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas. Avoid the area. Be aware of areas known to flood easily such as streams, drainage channels and canyons, etc. Evacuate immediately. Follow the directions of local authorities. Leave the area if it is safe to do so. Listen to local authorities for any updates. Move to high ground.

Bow, Oldman and Red Deer River Basins

Flood Watches are in effect for streams in the Bow, North Saskatchewan and Oldman River basins. A Flood Watch has been issued for the North Saskatchewan River at the Town of Devon and the City of Edmonton. Flooding of areas adjacent to these streams may occur. See Details for more information.Advisories apply to streams and their tributaries unless otherwise noted.

In the Bow River basin, a Flood Watch remains in effect for the Bow River mainstem upstream of the City of Calgary.

In the Oldman River basin, a Flood Watch remains in effect for the Oldman River and its tributaries upstream of Oldman Reservoir.

Since Wednesday morning, an intense low pressure system has brought 80 to 275 mm of precipitation to an area between Waterton Park and Banff; local amounts of up to 325 mm at stations in the upper Sheep, Elbow and Bow River basins have been recorded. High rainfall intensities of up to 20 mm/hr have caused flash flooding conditions and mud slides in many mountain and foothill locations in the Bow River basin. An additional 20 mm is possible overnight in these regions.

Be cautious of the rising water levels and take appropriate precautionary measures. Take appropriate measures to avoid flood damage.

Willow Creek

The gates are being opened immediately on the Twin Valley Reservoir located on the eastern boundary of MD of WIllow Creek and Vulcan County. All rural residents south of Twin Valley Reservoir are advised to take all necessary precautions and evacuate the area below the dam immediately. The evacuation reception centre is located in the Town of Stavely at the community Hall.
Evacuate immediately and take all necessary precautions.

Due to flooding along all rivers, creeks and tributaries, residents are asked to take all precautions to keep themselves and their livestock safe.

Look for updates on the MD of Willow Creek’s Facebook page or website www.mdwillowcreek.com

Town of Canmore

There are elevated water levels in Cougar Creek that are creating dangerous situations and leading to flooding.The Town of Canmore has declared a state of local emergency. Update: Immediate evacuation of Montane Village on Kananaskis Way is cancelled do to the successful diversion of the creek. Evacuation order for Cougar Creek is still in effect. Residents cannot return to their homes in Cougar Creek. Banks at Cougar Creek are unstable. The Trans-Canada Highway is closed both East and Westbound at Cougar Creek. The 1A Highway is closed both East and Westbound at Cougar Creek. Access to Eagle Terrace is closed via Benchlands. Access is through Silvertip fire road. Three Sisters Parkway is closed. Gas are out in Cougar Creek and Eagle Terrace and will be for days.
Please stay away from all water bodies. Evacuees are to check in at Canmore Collegiate High School – the evacuation centre. Call 403-678-1551 with questions. Be aware of areas known to flood easily. Follow the directions of local authorities. Listen to Mountain FM and check the Town of Canmore website and Facebook page for regular updates.

Click here for an evacuation map.

Officials are asking everyone who has left their homes to email the Town at canmoreflood2013@canmore.ca and provide their address and temporary address.

Follow Canmore Fire Rescue on Twitter

Oldman, North Saskatchewan and Athabasca River basins

Flood Watches are in effect for streams in the Bow, North Saskatchewan and Oldman River basins. A Flood Watch has been issued for the North Saskatchewan River at the Town of Devon and the City of Edmonton. Flooding of areas adjacent to these streams may occur. See Details for more information.Advisories apply to streams and their tributaries unless otherwise noted.

In the North Saskatchewan River Basin, A Flood Watch has been issued for the North Saskatchewan River at the Town of Devon and the City of Edmonton. A Flood Watch remains in effect for the Clearwater River and Nordegg River.

In the Bow River basin, a Flood Watch remains in effect for the Bow River mainstem upstream of the City of Calgary.

In the Oldman River basin, a Flood Watch remains in effect for the Oldman River and its tributaries upstream of Oldman Reservoir.

Since Wednesday morning, an intense low pressure system has brought 80 to 275 mm of precipitation to an area between Waterton Park and Banff; local amounts of up to 325 mm at stations in the upper Sheep, Elbow and Bow River basins have been recorded. High rainfall intensities of up to 20 mm/hr have caused flash flooding conditions and mud slides in many mountain and foothill locations in the Bow River basin. An additional 20 mm is possible overnight in these regions.

Be cautious of the rising water levels and take appropriate precautionary measures. Take appropriate measures to avoid flood damage.
Kneehill County
There are elevated water levels in streams, rivers, and other bodies of water that may create dangerous situations or lead to flooding.The latest information for possible flooding in Kneehill County low lying areas show the river may rise by approximately 3 meters overnight or by early morning.

Avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas. Be aware of areas known to flood easily such as streams, drainage channels and canyons. Take all necessary precautions. Prepare for possible evacuation. Listen to local authorities for any updates.

Municipality of Crowsnest Pass

Water levels are actively receding in the Crowsnest Pass area, however backcountry roads including Santoris Road and the Adanac are still closed due to being washed out. Barricaded bridges will remain closed.
Exercise extreme caution when travelling near rivers, tributaries and walking trail systems. Water quality has not been compromised.

Sandbags are available from Blairmore Fire Hall. Residents may be asked to aid in filling their own bags.

Residents may phone the Office at (403) 562-8833.

Ranchland

There are elevated water levels in streams, rivers, and other bodies of water that may create dangerous situations or lead to flooding.Dutch Creek Provincial Recreation Area, Livingstone Falls Provincial Recreation Area, Oldman River Provincial Recreation Area and all points in between are inaccessible by road. In the Porcupine Hills Trout Creek Road and Skyline Road are inaccessible. Maycroft Road to the Gap Road is closed. Chain Lakes Reservoir is currently stable, water levels are being closely monitored. All Municipal roads in the Forestry area are closed.
Avoid the area. Listen to local authorities for any updates.

Town of Cochrane

Jumping Pound Creek has breached the bank. Residents in Bow Meadows and Crawford Ranch should take all necessary precautions and be prepared to evacuate. There is no mandatory evacuation in effect at this time, however if residents are wanting to voluntarily evacuate, a reception centre has been set up at Frank Mills Hall at #405, 1 Street East, in Cochrane (next to the RCMP station).
Take all necessary precautions. Prepare to evacuate. Listen to local authorities for any updates and follow their directions. If residents are having an emergency, they are advised to call 911.

Take all necessary precautions. Listen to local authorities for any updates and follow their directions. If residents are having an emergency, they are advised to call 911.

Town of Okotoks

The Local State of Emergency remains in place due to the continued heavy rainfall. Overland flooding has occurred, affecting the Sheep River Park and many adjacent low lying areas. Flood warnings are being delivered to properties on the west Okotoks boundary (Elma Street West) to Poplar Ave. as a precautionary measure.The Sheep River is rising due to the heavy rain. South Railway Street is closed due to pathway and bank instability. All other roads in Okotoks remain open. Water quality remains good. The reception centre remains open at the Okotoks Recreation Centre.

Avoid the Sheep River valley area as the situation remains dangerous. The river continues to flow very fast. River banks and escarpments may have eroded and could be unstable. Sheep River Park remains closed. For additional information go to okotoks.ca, Town of Okotoks social media pages or listen to The Eagle 100.9 FM
For information about loved ones who have been evacuated to the Reception Centre at the Okotoks Recreation Centre please called 403-995-2785.
The Town of Okotoks is on Twitter.

Kananaskis Improvement District

There is a large amount of water travelling down the mountains and across land. This is leading to localized flooding. Landslides have also closed portions of Highway 40 north and south of the Kananaskis Village

Avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas. Avoid the area. Be aware of areas known to flood easily such as streams, drainage channels and canyons. Listen to local authorities for any updates. Residents and guests in the Kananaskis Village and area are asked to shelter in place.

Municipal District of Bighorn No.8

High water flows in three creeks in and near the Hamlet of Exshaw are causing problems within the hamlet and have shut down Highway 1A through Exshaw.

Highway 1A leading into Exshaw is closed off, at both the eastern and western sides of the hamlet, as both Grotto and Jura Creeks have overflowed their banks. In order to divert the Jura Creek high water away from the hamlet, a portion of Highway 1A was excavated, to allow water to flow to its regular channels.

The overflow at Jura Creek has flooded the eastern residential section of the hamlet of Exshaw. The hamlet has also encountered a power outage, and a possible interruption of the municipal water system. Two pedestrian bridges crossing Exshaw Creek have been washed away, due to high water flows; the Exshaw Creek high-water situation is also threatening Highway 1A.

Avoid the area. Be aware of areas known to flood easily such as streams, drainage channels and canyons. Follow the directions of local authorities. Be prepared for delays and detours if travelling by vehicle on Highway 1A near Exshaw.

Siksika Nation

A high water level alert was issued Thursday night, for the Siksika Nation, located southeast of Calgary.

All residents in the low lying areas along the Bow River, including Hidden Valley Golf Resort, are required to evacuate to either relatives in higher ground or report to the Deer foot Sportsplex or the Arena located in Gleichen, as soon as possible, please bring your medications if needed, any blankets or pillows. If you require assistance, please call 403-734-3999.

Stoney Band

There is an evacuation in effect for residents of Eden Valley, Bighorn and Morley.

Reception Centres have been opened at the following areas:

Residents of Bighorn are to go to the school.
Residents of Eden Valley are to go to the school. The phone number for the Eden Valley School is: 403-558-2480.
Residents of Morley are to go to the old school. The phone number for the old school is: 403-881-2755.
If you require assistance, please call Marcel Dubois at: 403-862-8170.

If you think an emergency alert should be issued, contact your municipal office.

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