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Whitecourt continues to monitor the fire situation

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The Town of Whitecourt continues to monitor the fire situation in surrounding communities and the Woodlands Forest Area.

While the fire rating in the region remains extreme, there is currently no risk to our community. A fire ban remains in effect for Whitecourt and within the Woodlands Forest Area. For further details on the ban click here.

Now is the time to check or make an emergency preparedness kit. Being prepared and having a plan are important to protect you, your family, your home and your property.

  • Build and maintain an emergency kit stocked with supplies, including water, food, battery-powered radio, flashlight, medication, pet supplies, phone charger, etc.
  • Collect important documents, such as passports, birth certificates, insurance papers and a contact list, and store them in a safe place so that you can grab them quickly in the event of an evacuation.
  • If you have a vehicle, keep a vehicle kit and keep the tank full.
  • Talk to family members and talk about how you would reconnect if an emergency happened while separated. Identify an out-of-town contact that everyone can use to check-in with.

To access the latest updates and news, monitor www.whitecourt.ca and the Whitecourt Facebook page for updates. Community members can also download:

  • The “Loop for Municipalities” app. Select Town of Whitecourt and make sure in-app notifications is turned on.
  • The Alberta Wildfire app, or visit alberta.wildfire.ca for more information on wildfires in the province. If you see smoke or flame in the forest call 310-FIRE (3473).
  • The Alberta Emergency Alert app issues emergency alerts that will provide you with critical information about action that should be taken to protect you and your family.