GET Alerts

Returns all emergency alerts.

Request Information

https://511.alberta.ca/api/v2/get/alerts

URI Parameters

NameDescriptionTypeAdditional information
format

Valid values are 'xml' or 'json', default 'json'.

string

Optional

lang

Valid values are 'en' or 'fr', default 'en'.

string

Optional

Response Information

Resource Description


NameDescriptionType
Id

A unique identifier.

integer
Message

The alert details.

string
Notes

Additional alert details.

string
StartTime

The start time of the alert in Unix time. More information

integer
EndTime

The end time of the alert in Unix time. More information

integer
Regions

A list of regions affected. Made up of any number of the following: Central, Eastern, Northeast, Northwest, West

list
HighImportance

Whether the alert is flagged as high importance

string
SendNotification

Whether the alert is disseminated over communication channels (SMS, Email, IVR)

string

Response Formats

JSON

Sample:
[
	{
		"Id": 376,
		"Message": "Wind warning in effect for southwest Alberta",
		"Notes": "An Environment Canada wind warning is in effect for Brooks, Cardston, Crowsnest Pass, Kananaskis, Lethbridge, Okotoks and surrounding areas. Strong west winds will develop tonight with gusts over 90 km/h and are expected to remain strong over most areas on Saturday. Some wind prone locations may see gusts exceeding 140 km/h. Vehicles in these areas are at high risk of being overturned or experience loss of control, especially along exposed roads. Be prepared to adjust your driving to changing road conditions due to strong winds. ",
		"StartTime": 1580384040,
		"EndTime": 1580729580,
		"Regions": [
			"Alberta",
			"Boreal Forest",
			"Calgary",
			"Canadian Rockies",
			"Canadian Shield",
			"Central Alberta",
			"Edmonton",
			"Foothills",
			"Grassland",
			"Northern Alberta",
			"Parkland",
			"Rocky Mountain",
			"Southern Alberta"
		]
	},
	{
		"Id": 377,
		"Message": "Winter storm warning in effect for Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and surrounding areas.",
		"Notes": "Winter storm warning in effect for Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and surrounding areas. A long duration heavy snowfall event will begin this evening and end by Sunday. Total snowfall amounts will be between 30 and 50 cm, with locally upwards of 70 cm possible. Strong winds will accompany the snow, which will cause reduced visibility in blowing snow, especially over exposed areas. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.",
		"StartTime": 1580425500,
		"EndTime": 1580771040,
		"Regions": [
			"Alberta",
			"Boreal Forest",
			"Calgary",
			"Canadian Rockies",
			"Canadian Shield",
			"Central Alberta",
			"Edmonton",
			"Foothills",
			"Grassland",
			"Northern Alberta",
			"Parkland",
			"Rocky Mountain",
			"Southern Alberta"
		]
	}
]

XML

Sample:
<AlertsList>
	<Alerts>
		<Id>376</Id>
		<Message>Wind warning in effect for southwest Alberta</Message>
		<Notes>
		An Environment Canada wind warning is in effect for Brooks, Cardston, Crowsnest Pass, Kananaskis, Lethbridge, Okotoks and surrounding areas. Strong west winds will develop tonight with gusts over 90 km/h and are expected to remain strong over most areas on Saturday. Some wind prone locations may see gusts exceeding 140 km/h. Vehicles in these areas are at high risk of being overturned or experience loss of control, especially along exposed roads. Be prepared to adjust your driving to changing road conditions due to strong winds.&nbsp;
		</Notes>
		<StartTime>1580384040</StartTime>
		<EndTime>1580729580</EndTime>
		<Regions>
		Alberta Boreal Forest Calgary Canadian Rockies Canadian Shield Central Alberta Edmonton Foothills Grassland Northern Alberta Parkland Rocky Mountain Southern Alberta
		</Regions>
	</Alerts>
	<Alerts>
		<Id>377</Id>
		<Message>
		Winter storm warning in effect for Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and surrounding areas.
		</Message>
		<Notes>
		Winter storm warning in effect for Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and surrounding areas. A long duration heavy snowfall event will begin this evening and end by Sunday. Total snowfall amounts will be between 30 and 50 cm, with locally upwards of 70 cm possible. Strong winds will accompany the snow, which will cause reduced visibility in blowing snow, especially over exposed areas. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.
		</Notes>
		<StartTime>1580425500</StartTime>
		<EndTime>1580771040</EndTime>
		<Regions>
		Alberta Boreal Forest Calgary Canadian Rockies Canadian Shield Central Alberta Edmonton Foothills Grassland Northern Alberta Parkland Rocky Mountain Southern Alberta
		</Regions>
	</Alerts>
</AlertsList>