Strathcona County Alert System

SC Alerts

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Sign up for SC Alerts

SC Alerts allow you to receive emergent, significant and time sensitive emergency alerts affecting Strathcona County. This is a free service.

You can also sign up and manage your SC alerts through the Everbridge mobile app:

The SC Alert system is one of many available communication tools the County can use in an emergency/incident. Depending on the incident, alerts may be sent to all subscribers or those that have signed up to receive notifications for a specific address(es).  

Alerts can include, but are not limited to:

  • shelter-in-place and evacuate
  • immediate threat to safety and well-being of some or all Strathcona County residents
  • fire bans and advisories
  • water bans and restrictions
  • snow route parking bans

You can receive alerts through one or all of the following ways:

  • phone call and voice mail (home and work)
  • email
  • text messaging

Other emergency alerting systems

Alberta Emergency Alerts

Alberta Emergency Alerts are notifications broadcast over television, radio and road signs. Effective April 6, 2018, Alberta Emergency Alert notifications will now be sent to compatible cell phone and wireless devices. You do not need to sign up for these alerts and you cannot opt-out. On November 28, 2018, at 1:55 p.m. a test alert will be sent to all Albertans. Learn more about the wireless alerting system

Industrial activities

Information on industrial activity is posted on the UPDATEline, 1-866-653-9959. This is a 24-hour number that residents can call to hear current information about non-routine industrial activity (unusual noises, alarms, training, flares, odours) and get emergency incident updates. The UPDATEline carries messages about industrial activities. This information line is administered by industry members (not Strathcona County).

Answers to your SC Alert questions

The Strathcona County Alert system complements the Alberta Emergency Alert system. Member data is not shared between the two systems so residents wanting local alerts as well as provincial ones must sign up for one or both. In a large scale emergency, both systems will be used to notify residents.


Last updated: Thursday, June 18, 2020
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