Evacuation & reception centres:
Lac La Biche Bold Centre
8702 – 91 Avenue, Lac La Biche
Edmonton Northlands, Hall A
7515 – 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
St. Paul Centennial Recreation Centre
4802 – 53 Street, St. Paul
Highway 813 and RR224, Athabasca
Smoky Lake Complex
4612 – 54 Avenue, Smoky Lake
Grassland Community Hall
Main Street, Grassland
Drayton Valley Omniplex
5737 – 45 Avenue, Drayton Valley
Beaver Lake Cree Nation Lodge
Athabasca Delta Community School (ADCS)
172 McDonald Street, Fort Chipewyan
Calgary – Ambrose College
150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary
Calgary – University of Calgary
Reception – Dining Centre, 124 University Gate N.W.
University of Calgary campus
*For those evacuees arriving at the U of C in their own vehicle, Parking Lot 49 is available.
Calgary – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
151 Dr. Carpenter Circle NW
Calgary – Mount Royal University
200 Mount Royal Circle SW
RCMP have begun removing vehicles abandoned on the highway.
If you were forced to abandon your vehicle on Highway 63 during the evacuation call Highway 63 Towing and Recovery at 1-877-671-2717 to confirm if your vehicle is at the yard.
To claim your vehicle, you will need to provide your driver’s licence and show that the vehicle registration matches the information on your driver’s licence.
Highway 63 Towing & Recovery is located in Wandering River approximately 230 km north of Edmonton.
Costs for towing and storage of abandoned vehicles will be covered by the Province of Alberta.
Starting May 7, emergency responders will identify and care for pets that were left behind during the evacuation.
Pets will be handled by trained animal handlers and will receive veterinary care.
If your pet needs rescue, please fill out the online emergency pet rescue request to allow a field team to respond.
Pet owners will be contacted by Alberta SPCA in the coming days. Or you can visit the Alberta SPCA website for more information.
Pets at reception centres:
Evacuees with pets are welcome at the City of Edmonton Reception Centre at Northlands. Short term care is available for animals on site, while longer term care will be arranged by Animal Care And Control, working with partners including the Edmonton Humane Society and the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association at Northlands to ensure animals are looked after.
Donations of animal food and other assistance are not required by the Reception Centre.
Other reception centres may also allow pets.
The Alberta SPCA is coordinating support for livestock, which is expected to involve mostly horses. The organization will also assist if evacuees bring horses or other livestock with them to Northlands.
Organizations offering help:
If you have personal identification and a means to pay, please visit any community pharmacy to have your prescriptions looked up online through Netcare.
If you do not have personal identification, please visit an evacuation centre. Medical staff or pharmacists will assess you and will either administer necessary drugs or provide a bridging prescription, with directions to community pharmacies that can assist.
Canada Post is asking residents to register for their Mail Forwarding service.
By registering, Canada Post will be able to ship mail and parcels to a different address selected by the customer, as well as reprocess and ship existing mail and parcels. This can be done on a short-term basis or for longer periods, even if the address is temporary.
All Fort McMurray residents with Postal Codes starting with the following 3 digits are eligible for the service: T9H, T9J and T9K. As well, affected residents of Anzac from Postal Code T0P 1J0 and Fort MacKay residents with the Postal Code T0P 1C0 are also eligible.
Instructions on how to register are available on the Canada Post website.
For more information please visit: http://www.alberta.ca/emergency.cfm