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Types of emergencies and disasters in Calgary

Prepare for an emergency Types of emergencies and disasters in Calgary

A variety of emergencies and disasters can affect Calgary. Learning about the risks and how you should prepare will help you withstand and recover from them. Explore the topics below to learn how you can prepare for each situation.

Our Disaster Risk Explorer lists the top hazards that can affect Calgarians. It provides a profile of each hazard, including: an analysis of its risk, relevant historical events, and key mitigation work being undertaken by The City. The information in this tool comes from our Disaster Risk Assessment (DRA) process, which is documented in the 2018 Disaster Risk Report


We also have information about the agencies and programs that are preparing for and responding to disasters in our 2017 report.

Chemical spill

Extreme heat



Gas outage or leak


Heavy rain

High winds

Power outage

Thunder & lightning


Winter storm