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Sign up for Emergency Alerts

Alberta's Emergency Alert notifications send information straight to your phone or tablet, from severe weather to fires or critical incidents. You can download the app to to receive notifications about emergencies that may affect your home, workplace, schools and more.

On May 4, Alberta Emergency Alerts will replace the High River Alert (SCAN) Notification System. There will be a test of this system on May 4 at 1:55 pm.

On May 4, 2022 at 1:55 p.m. (MT), the wireless public alerting system will send out a test alert across Alberta. Wireless public alerts are issued through a national system that sends life-saving emergency alert messages directly to compatible smart phones.

Alberta Emergency Alerts are a provincially run emergency alert system that provide information on disasters throughout Alberta. They are designed to send out information over radio, television, websites and directly to residents via personalized contact systems.

In the near future this system will also connect directly with a federal alert notifications system which will provide even more information directly to personal devices. Therefore on May 4, 2022 High River joins other municipalities in this region and across Alberta by subscribing to this provincial alert system. In this way we are connected through one common emergency portal.

Alberta Emergency Alert notifications are sent automatically to every phone and tablet in this region. By installing the app, you can choose to receive notifications for other areas of Alberta to stay informed about events that may affect your friends, family or property outside of this area.

I still subscribe to High River Alerts. Will I still receive them?

This alert system will end May 4, to avoid additional fees. You will automatically receive alerts for this area through the Alberta Emergency Alert system. In addition you can download the app to set up personal alerts for other areas in Alberta.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

If you require further assistance or have questions regarding the changes to the Alberta Emergency Alert system, please call 403-652-2110.


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