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Fort Mac: Where to go if stranded, how you can help


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 3:48 PM -


FORT MCMURRAY FIRE COVERAGE: 


A massive wildfire that broke out Sunday in the municipality of Fort McMurray, Alberta took a turn for the worse Tuesday as hot, dry temperatures coupled with unfavourable wind conditions pushed the flames into city limits, forcing the largest fire evacuation in Alberta's history.

Firefighters are expecting more challenging days ahead, with above-seasonal weather expected to continue into the weekend, an no rain in the forecast until early next week.


LIVE ON LOCATION: Storm Hunter Mark Robinson and reporter Deb Matejicka will be on location covering the intensifying scene near Fort McMurray, Alta. Tune in to TV and check online and mobile often for live reports and updates.


As the fires rage on, social media has erupted with information about where Fort McMurray residents can go if stranded, and what people can do to help.

We're compiling that information here as it becomes available.

Check back often for updates.

RESOURCES FOR FORT MCMURRAY RESIDENTS

On Facebook:


On Twitter:


Misc.:

  • If you are searching for a loved one contact the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo at 780-762-3636 or the Red Cross at 1-888-350-6070.
  • Here's a list of local kennels that are working to keep Fort McMurray pets safe.
  • If you have a missing pet, call the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo at 780-762-3636. Staff will send assistance if possible.

Shelters:

For more information on shelter availability, contact: Blaire McCalla, Noralta Lodge | Email: b.mccalla@noraltalodge.com | Direct: 780.955.8419 | Cell: 780.995.5228

As of Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., the following lodging has been made available to displaced residents. Here's a map of their general locations. 

  • Anzac Lodge
  • Conklin Lodge
  • Mariana Lake Lodge
  • Tamarack
  • Athabaskan Oilsands Corporation
  • Firebag Lodge
  • McLelland Lake Lodge
  • Pebble Beach Lodge
  • Wapasu Creek Lodge
  • Beach River Executive Lodge
  • Henday Lodge
  • Birch Mountain
  • Fort Hills
  • Pioneer
  • Firebag Village

Not from Fort McMurray? Scroll down for tips on how you can help displaced residents.

FOR EVERYONE ELSE: HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP THE PEOPLE OF FORT MCMURRAY


CHECK BACK AS WE CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS STORY.

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