The provincial government is launching a new online system to help people during an evacuation.
The MyAlberta Emergency Registration System is being created as a safer and easier way to register with a reception centre as well as receive different supports.
Those without internet access or those having trouble can contact the province’s call centre (310-0000) to register over the phone.
“Getting services to Albertans safely and quickly is vital when disaster strikes,” said Ric McIver, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “Providing online registration for evacuees and their pets is one more tool in our tool belt.”
This builds upon the current Registration and Reception Centre Program system used last year to register evacuees during the flood.
The GoA says this initiative is really important right now as it removes the need for in-person contact, reducing the risk of potential COVID-19 exposure for staff and evacuees.