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Evacuate During An Emergency

Local authorities will only ask you to evacuate your home in the event of a serious emergency; upon receiving an evacuation order, you should heed their advice immediately.

In Saskatchewan, the Emergency Planning Act (2003) permits the head of a local authority to declare a State of Local Emergency, and that allows the local authority to order an evacuation should it be absolutely necessary.

You may be notified of the evacuation by:

  • Radio and/or television broadcast
  • Telephone calls
  • Public address announcements via loudspeakers
  • Electronic media (internet/e-mail)

Follow whatever instructions emergency personnel provide. Before leaving you may also wish to:

  • Gather important documents, medications and identification papers to carry with you.
  • Ensure your cell phone is fully charged (if you have one).
  • Carry a printed list of important phone numbers.

DO NOT return to the area until emergency personnel say it is safe to do so.