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  • Introduction
  • Be Prepared
  • Be Informed
  • Get Involved
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Calendar
  • Associated Links
Be Prepared

For every facet of your daily life you need to know what you are going to do when an emergency occurs, either at home or while at work. It is important for residents in Alabama and business owners to understand the information they will need to have readily available during and following an emergency.  If you are a business owner click here to go to get information specifically designed for you.  

Build A Supply Kit
Preparedness Checklist
Create a Family Disaster Plan
Hazardous Weather Guide
Be Informed

In order to prepare for potential disasters in your area you must be informed of the hazards you face in your community. You can obtain this information from your local emergency management agency office. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration weather radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting weather information from your nearby weather service. It is recommended you purchase a weather radio for your home and make sure it is programmed for your particular area. Knowing your evacuation route in the event of severe weather, chemical incident or a radiological incident is another way to be informed.

NOAA Weather Radio
NOAA Weather Radio
Online Mapping Tool
Get Involved

It is important for all Alabama residents to realize they play a crucial role in making sure there families are
prepared for the next disaster. There are a number of ways available for citizens to get involved prior to a disaster, one such program is theCommunity Emergency Response Team (CERT). Training forCERT consists of 20 hours of instruction on topics that include disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster psychology.

Citizen Corps
is another method to get involved, it provides opportunities for people across the country to
participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the
threats of crime, terrorism, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. To get more information on how to serve Alabama by giving of your time or resources click here

Disaster Recovery

Recovering from a disaster can be a long process, but the thing you need to ensure is the safety of you and your family. If you are clearing debris wear sturdy boots and gloves. Watch for washed out roads, contaminated buildings, gas leaks, broken gas lines and damaged electrical wiring. It is important to have a battery powered radio with you so can listen for emergency updates and news reports. If possible take pictures of your damage for insurance purposes and track your cleaning cost. If the disaster qualifies as a federal disaster you maybe eligible for federal assistance, for more information on federal assistance go to fema.gov.
Recover and Rebuild
Public Assistance
FEMA Recovery
Disaster Assistance

State Taining and Exercise Planning Workshop SEP 9, THU
ICS 400 SEP 11, SAT - SEP 12, SUN
Public Information Officer Awareness Course (G-289) SEP 14, TUE
Alabama Mutual Aid System Law Enforcement Drills SEP 15, WED - SEP 17, FRI
EMITS Training. Morning Session for Local Users; 9am-12pm. Afternoon Session for State/EMC Users; 1pm-4pm SEP 21, TUE
AWR 144 Port and Vessel Security SEP 28, TUE

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