Emergency Preparedness

In the case of a current emergency in the Town of Black Diamond, view the Emergency Management page for further instructions or information that will be made available to Black Diamond residents as required.

The Town's website will be the first and primary source of communications during any emergency. Communications will then follow via local radio, printed information or other channels of communication as available and as required. You may also "like" the Town of Black Diamond on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to ensure you have the latest information possible.

Seasonal Flood Monitoring


If you would like to have information at your fingertips regarding snow pack levels, Sheep River flow data, weather forecasts, etc., the Seasonal Flood Monitoring (PDF) document contains links to all this information and more.

How Do I Prepare?


  • Have you got an Emergency Preparedness Kit? Visit the Federal Government website to learn more about emergencies, preparing for them and how you can help protect your family and your property. Everyone should have a 72 Hour Emergency Kit - always ready to go at a moment's notice.
  • Have you got an emergency plan? You and your family should all know the plan - just like a fire drill. Your 72 Hour Emergency Kit should be part of that plan.
  • If you have to evacuate, be sure that you follow all evacuation instructions and register at the Reception Centre, even if you plan to go to another location for the duration of the emergency. The Town may need to contact you prior to your return.
  • Know where to find information about what's happening in your community during the emergency. Do your best to stay informed. Visit the Town's website first - as long as we have internet capabilities, we'll be updating the website. If you don't have access to the internet or 3G service, others you know might, and your families and friends will be able to know what's happening in Black Diamond too. Check local radio stations and watch for printed materials as well to get the latest information.

72 Hour Emergency Kits


Not sure what a 72 Hour Emergency Kit might look like? The kit pictured here is for a family of 2 adults with no pets. Please note that this kit was created for a travelling display, and so no cash and no water was included in it. Both items are strongly recommended to be in your kit.  If you want to learn how to build your 72 Hour Emergency Kit (PDF) read the brochure and determine the needs of your family - grab a "grab and go" type duffel or bag, and start adding to it.  Check it regularly to make sure it still meets your family's needs.

If you have pets, you need to provide them with the items they need for evacuation as well. They should be packed in a separate kit, in case your pets need to be at a different location from you.  Be sure to include some food, water and any medications that may be required.
72 Hour Emergency Kit - 2 Adults, No Pets
More information to help you prepare for an emergency:
Visit the Province of Alberta's website for more information on Emergency Preparedness.

Residential Flood Support


Disaster Recovery Program (DRP)


Disaster Financial Assistance - The province has launched an online application portal for those needing financial assistance in recovering from an eligible disaster.

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