Alberta Emergency Alert

The Town of Carstairs falls within the Calgary Region eligible to access the Alberta Emergency Alert. Alberta has a broadcast warning system to warn the public of a life-threatening emergency of disaster.

The Emergency Public Warning System (EPWS) is the only system in North America designed to give local government officials the ability to broadcast an emergency warning quickly and directly to radio, cable and television stations. Environment Canada (severe weather) and Alberta Environment (flood forecasting) are also able to broadcast warnings.

Examples when the EPWS might be activated include a tornado touchdown or other severe weather, a major release of dangerous goods, a flash flood, or a life threatening child abduction.

The EPWS can transmit warnings to local broadcasters for rebroadcast to the public through CKUA-FM transmitters. This system operates at no cost to municipalities or broadcasters.

Visit GetPrepared.ca for more information on preparing for disasters.

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