Individuals, families and businesses can support our community’s resiliency by being personally prepared for an emergency for up to 72 hours. It’s also important to ensure that all emergency plans and business continuity plans are in place.

In Edmonton, the most common risks for residents are:

Natural Threats/Hazards
  • Public health emergency
  • Extreme weather: 
    • Extreme hot/cold temperatures
    • Floods
    • Summer storms
    • Tornadoes
    • Winter storms
Human Threats/Hazards
  • Civil disorder
  • Terrorism
Technological Threats/Hazards
  • Energy supply emergency
  • Hazardous material releases/spills
  • Fires and explosions
  • Telecommunications failure
  • Transportation/rail incidents

This information is personalized for City of Edmonton residents to help citizens better protect themselves, their family members and their neighbours.

During a disaster or emergency, the City of Edmonton is a great place to stay up-to-date by checking out their Facebook or Twitter accounts, the City website, or by phoning 3-1-1. You can also stay informed during an emergency by monitoring local radio, television and social media.