Flooding Preparation: How to Help
Due to flooding in Fort McMurray and Fort Vermillion we have updated our Alberta resources list below.
The 2013 floods in Alberta took over a large part of the city I call home and displaced many of my friends and family. Hearing of the flooding in Canada always leaves me with a very heavy heart and I hope you are all staying safe out there.
I’ve put together some resources to help ensure you’re prepared if in an at-risk area or if you are looking to provide support and help a neighbour in need.
It’s important to plan ahead to prepare your home and family if you are located in an area at risk of flooding.
Pet Preparedness (keep your critters safe!)
Below are some government resources in the event of an evacuation or flooding in your area.
Affected communities and evacuation orders/alerts/rescinds
https://www.alberta.ca/emergency.aspx (for emergency funding in Northern Alberta)
https://twitter.com/urgencequebec (for flooding updates)
https://geoegl.msp.gouv.qc.ca/adnv2/ (map of flooded areas)
communityshares.ca/floods-2019.html (financial flood relief in the West Island)
New Brunswick (*new*)
https://twitter.com/canredcrossnb (flood relief)
Alert Ready Wireless Public Alerting
Don’t have a compatible device? Download The Weather Network mobile app and turn on notifications for your area.
How you can help
Text FLOODS to 30333 to donate $10 to the Canadian Red Cross
You can find many more resources on the internet for flood preparedness and relief efforts and we will do our best to update this post with any changes.
Most importantly, stay connected, stay safe, and look out for one another.
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