As the situation evolves and the city is under a mandatory evacuation, these resources can help evacuees
The situation in Fort McMurray is changing quickly, with the entire city now under an evacuation notice.
Here’s where you can get up-to-date information:
For information and updates, residents are advised to follow the Municipality of Wood Buffalo on Twitter (@RMWoodBuffalo).
Follow the hashtag #ymmfire to stay on top of what’s happening. Or #ymmhelps for services and aid.
The Municipality of Wood Buffalo has been posting updates.
If you’re looking for help, there is the Fort McMurray Evacuee Open Source Help Page on Facebook with people offering shelter and aid.
The government of Alberta also has an app that can be downloaded to receive emergency alerts.
If you’re not in immediate danger, but require help, call 780-788-4000. If you are in immediate danger call 911.
Report if safe
Once you’re out of danger, the government has asked evacuated residents to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, location and confirmation of safety.
The roads are busy and smoky, but panic will make things worse. Be sure to make way for emergency crews working to battle the blaze.
Police are patrolling the highway, so stay put if you’re stuck in traffic and not in imminent danger. Gas will be provided when available.