UPDATE – 7:15PM, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

May 3, 2016

The city of Fort McMurray is currently under a mandatory evacuation order due to wildfires burning in the community. At this time, all of the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association’s (WBEA) Air Monitoring Stations remain intact and operating. The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is still being calculated and reported on an hourly basis. Please click for more information on AQHI and related health messaging.

For up-to-date emergency  information and instructions, please visit: http://www.emergencyalert. alberta.ca/.

Residents can also stay informed via the following online resources:

Regional Municipality Twitter feed: @rmwoodfuffalo
Alberta Emergency Alert Twitter feed: @AB_Emergencyalert
Country 93.3 Twitter feed: @Country933
RMWB Emergency Services: @RMWBEmergMngt

CBC Radio is currently the only on-air station in Fort McMurray. The station will stay live throughout the evening – – 99.3FM.

Individuals experiencing health symptoms related to air quality can contact Health Link Alberta (toll-free) at 1.866.408.LINK (5465), to speak to a registered nurse.

WBEA will continue to update this page as information becomes available. All residents are encouraged to stay updated and follow instructions from local emergency response personnel.

Stay safe!