If you see, or are experiencing an emergency, it is important to report it to the proper authorities.
These are the numbers to call to report wide scale events (like forest fires or floods). These are 24 hour Provincial numbers and the call centre alerts the appropriate local emergency officials.
If you see—or are experiencing—a wide scale event, please report it.
For the past two years, the RDEK has published an Emergency Awareness Newsletter to provide people with some season emergency related information. To view the 2014 edition, click here.
It's also important to stay informed during emergencies—and in this age of instant social media, it's even more important to make sure you are relying on reliable and trustworthy information. True story—in 2013, a school dismissed students early because they heard flooding was going to take out a bridge on a school route. Children were dropped off early, parents did not know bus plans had changed, and it created a great deal of panic and confusion. This decision was based on false stories generated on social media. Please make sure you check your sources before sharing information in an emergency.
Here are some key ways to stay informed (and abreast of accurate emergency related information):
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