Welcome to Mountain View County's Emergency and Disaster Management webpage.
This page includes many links to information regarding how to prepare, who to contact, how to recognize, and what to know during an emergency event in Mountain View County and Alberta.
Many of these links are to organizations or groups outside of Mountain View County. The County takes no responsibility for the content of these sites.
Mountain View County Information
During an emergency event in Mountain View County alerts, updates and other information is available through many channels including:
External Information Websites:
Mountain View County also has published a Flood Preparedness Guide for the McDougal Flats Area, southeast of the Town of Sundre along the Red Deer River. However, many of the same information and principles apply to any part of the County near a flooding water body. Download the Guide at the link below:
The Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA) has assisted municipalities to prepare for potential Wilfires through the Firesmart Grant Program. The County in 2013 accessed this grant to complete the Water Valley Area’s Wildfire Preparedness Guides and again in 2014 to complete the Bergen area plan. The County will endeavour to update these plans regularly, and consider plans for other areas, through re-accessing the grant program.
- Water Valley Wildfire Preparedness Guides (2021)
- Bergen Area Wildfire Preparedness Guides (2021)
- Bearberry Wildfire Preparedness Guides (2023)
Sandbags can be issued at the discretion of the Director of Emergency Management, but are intended to be reserved for emergency response situations. Preservation and protection of public infrastructure that serves the whole community is a priority for Mountain View County. Individuals seeking preventative assistance on private property should source sandbags from a commercial source. See below for a list of commercial suppliers.
- Check with local hardware stores, gas stations or local aggregate suppliers
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
Useful Emergency Information Links & Apps
- Alberta Emergency Alert
- Alberta 511 - Road Conditions (App Download links available on page)
- Alberta Rivers(Flooding and River Forecasts)
- Alberta Wildfire (Bans, Fire Status, App for iOS)
- Alberta Fire Bans (Direct Link)