It is sometimes easy to believe that with all our technological advances and enlightenment that our towns are cities are impenetrable fortresses. Mother Nature proved us wrong this weekend as powerful winds pushed an out of control fire into the Town of Slave Lake in northern Alberta. In what I can only imagine were a series of terrifying hours, residents were forced to evacuate their homes and workplaces with little notice ahead of the flames.
My thoughts are with the people of Slave Lake today. You are not alone. The entire province and country are with of you today. Stay safe and be strong.
CTV has listed some phone numbers available if you are looking for friends or family who were living in Slave Lake:
- Family members looking for information on where medical patients were moved can call Alberta Health Services at 1-866-301-2668.
- Anyone looking for help in finding family and friends in Slave Lake can call 1-780-523-3388 for assistance.
- The Alberta arm of the Red Cross is accepting donations for displaced residents. You can donate by calling 1-800-418-1111.