Alberta Emergency Alert (AEA)
The Alberta Emergency Alert (AEA) is designed to provide critical, life-saving information to Albertans when emergencies or disasters occur. When an alert comes through your radio, television, phone or internet, take immediate action. If an emergency develops, you should follow the safety instructions provided by an alert to protect yourself and your familyThe EPWS gives local authorities immediate access to warn the public in the event of a disaster or major emergency.
Alberta Emergency Alert is a voluntary program for both municipal and broadcast media partners. Alerts are issued by authorized users, designated and trained emergency personnel in the area as well as Environment Canada and other public safety partners.
Staff from Environment Canada and Alberta Environment's Flood Forecast unit is also able to broadcast warnings.
Alberta Emergency Alert is a model of effective co-operation between government and broadcasters. Local government officials can use Alberta Emergency Alert to warn residents about emerging situations that threaten life and property and effectively advise their residents about precautions and actions they should take. Local officials may also use Alberta Emergency Alert to issue both voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders when appropriate. If you believe that an Alberta Emergency Alert should issued in your area, please contact your municipal office.
For more information
Send Alberta Emergency Alert an email or call 780-422-9000.
For additional information, see http://aema.alberta.ca/ea_index.cfm
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