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RM of Buckland No. 491

14-MAY-2018, 3:51pm: Update on the 2018-Rally Fire

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While there is NO IMMEDIATE THREAT TO BUCKLAND we know that you may have heard that Crutwell and Holbien are under an ordered evacuation.

Wildfire Management has lots of tankers, man power and heavy equipment on the ground and helicopters in the sky.

That being said, do you have an evacuation plan in place? Below are some tips to keep in mind…

*Authorities will not ask you to leave your home unless they have reason to believe that you may be in danger.

*If you are ordered to evacuate, take an emergency kit, your wallet, personal identification for each family member and copies of essential family documents with you. Bring a cellular phone and spare battery or charger with you, if you have one. Use travel routes specified by local authorities.

*If you have time, call or e-mail your out-of-town contacts. Tell them where you are going and when you expect to arrive. Once you are safe, let them know. Tell them if any family members have become separated.

*If possible, leave a note telling others when you left and where you are. Shut off water and electricity if officials tell you to do so.
Leave natural gas service on unless officials tell you to turn it off. If you turn off the gas, the gas company has to reconnect it. In a major emergency, it could take weeks for a professional to respond.

*Take pets with you. Lock your home. Follow instructions from authorities.

*If you go to an evacuation center, register your personal information at the registration desk. Do not return home until authorities advise that it is safe to do so.

For real time Emergency Alerts go to:

Be Aware and be Prepared.