Things to know after the Fort McMurray AB Wildfire
After last night’s fire, there are a lot of questions about what to do and many people are seeking help and shelter. Not only did we want to put together some information for you, but we want everyone to know that you are in the entire Drive Go family’s thoughts and have our deepest condolences for the tragedy that is happening in Alberta right now. We have compiled some important information below for things to know after the Fort McMurray AB wildfire, but you can always give us a call if you have any further questions and we’ll try out best to help in any way we can.
Edmonton Evacuation Shelter
If you are still looking for shelter after evacuating your home in Fort McMurray and heading to Edmonton, the place to go is still currently the Northlands Expo Center, in Hall A to be specific, but there will be on-site staff to guide you once you arrive. The Expo center is located at 7515 118 Avenue NW in Edmonton.
Find Missing Persons
Unfortunately there is a chance you may have been separated from family members and loved ones, which is why the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo created a hotline dedicated to finding these missing people, reachable at 1-888-350-6070. There is a good chance it may be busy when you first dial, so be sure to remain patient, and in the event of an emergency call 911 for better guidance.
Stay Up to Date
If you have access to social media, the radio or television, then Alberta Emergency Alert will be keeping you up to date with the goings on of the Fort McMurray AB Wildfire situation and relief effort. Follow @AlbertaWildfire and @RMWoodBuffalo to stay up to date on Twitter, and tune into any radio or television stations associated with the Alberta Emergency Alert Media Partners below to stay up to date.
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Astral Media Inc.
Clear Sky Radio Inc.
CKUA Radio Network
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CAB-K Broadcasting Ltd.
LA Radio Group Inc.
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Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.
Rowlco Radio Ltd.
Touch Canada Broadcasting
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
We hope that this crisis comes to an end as soon as possible, and that everyone can return to some semblance of normalcy in quick fashion.