The evacuation order for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo ended at 10am on May 18, 2024. Area residents may now return home.

Evacuees may still register and receive basic support until 10pm at the City of Edmonton Reception Centre. 

The reception centre will remain open until 10pm on May 18, 2024 but all services are winding down.

  • No food per diems will be issued for any evacuees registered after 10am 
  • The Red Cross will provide financial assistance for transportation only until 10pm
  • Those provided with a hotel will need to check out as per the hotel’s policies on May 19, 2024