Disaster Services

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The County of Barrhead Emergency Management Agency responds to peacetime emergencies affecting the County of Barrhead. The County subscribes to the Edmonton Region Emergency Public Warning System.

Tornado Season in Alberta

In Alberta, tornado season runs from May through September with the most activity occurring between mid-June to August. 

To prepare for a tornado, learn how you and your loved ones should respond when a threat is near. 

For example, if you are in a detached home: 

  • Go to the basement or underground shelter, if available 
  • Or take shelter in  small interior ground floor room, such as a bathroom or closet 
  • Make sure windows and doors are closed and secured, and stay away from them 
Learn more about how you can prepare for a tornado in different situations by visiting alberta.ca/Tornados and watching the following 60 second micro lesson video:

How you can prepare for a tornado

Environment Canada Weather Warnings 
Environment Canada Weather Warnings
For more information regarding Public Weather Alerts in your region, click here