Hazard Preparedness

There are many parts to an emergency and its important for you to know your role. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones before, during, and after an emergency. Understanding the different types of disasters and emergencies that may effect you is an important step towards becoming prepared. The Alberta Emergency Management Agency has put together preparedness information for different kinds of emergencies. 

Staying informed

Staying informed during emergencies can save your life. Protect yourself and your loved ones by downloading the Alberta Emergency Alert app to receive critical, life-saving alerts.

Contact the Town of High Level to learn about the Towns Emergency Plan and the best way to stay informed during an emergency at 780-926-2201 or email town@highlevel.ca.

During an Emergency stay connected through local media  

In the event of an emergency before you travel, check Alberta 511 for current road conditions to help you arrive to your destination safely.

Watch the Town of High Levels information channels for critical updates

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What to do before, during and after and emergency

Hazards vary depending on where you live. Identify the hazards near you so you can create your emergency plan. 

Find out more about your role in an emergency HERE 


Wildfire season officially starts March 1 and runs until October 31 each year. Wildfires can affect communities in forested or grassland areas, including urban green spaces like ravines and parks. If a fire is near, protect yourself and loved ones by following directions from authorities and be prepared to evacuate.

Find out what to do in a Wildfire emergency HERE

Tornado's and Extreme Wind 

A tornado is a violent rotating column of air extending between a thundercloud and the ground and can reach speeds of up to 400 km/hour in some cases. Most develop in the late afternoon and early evening. In most of Alberta, a wind warning is given for winds expected to reach at least 70 km/hour, or gust at least 90 km/hour. 

Find out what to do during a tornado or extreme wind emergency HERE


Floods are a frequent hazard in Canada and have devastated many areas of Alberta. Flooding can occur at any time of year and can result from: heavy rainfall, Ice Jams, Rapid melting or glaciers or snow packs, natural or man-made dam failures. 

Find out what to do during a flood HERE

Power and Water Outages 

An outage is a short or long-term loss of water or electric power. It can affect a single property, a a building or an entire community. Many of Alberta's hazards, such as high winds, freezing rain and flooding, can damage power lines causing power outages. Water outages can be caused by extreme temperature fluctuations and pipe corrosion causing water main breaks, among other reasons.  

Find out more about Power and Water Outages HERE

Thunderstorms, Lightning, Heavy Rain, and Hail 

Thunderstorms, lighting, heavy rain, and hail can develop quickly and threaten life and property. Sever storms occur frequently across Alberta and can be unpredictable. 

Find out more about thunderstorms, lightning, heavy rain, and hail emergencies HERE 

Blizzards, Freezing Rain,  Ice Storms, and Extreme Cold

Blizzards, ice storms, high winds, and blowing snow can develop quickly and threaten life and property. Alberta also experiences extreme cold temperatures during the winter, when temperatures can reach as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius or colder. Temperatures this low are life-threatening and put people and animals at risk. 

Find out more about blizzards, freezing rain, ice storms, and extreme cold emergencies  HERE