There are many ways to stay informed about potential emergency events in your area. For weather related emergencies, a NOAA Weather Radio will relay vital watch and warning information for your specific county or community. Also, stay tuned to local television and radio stations that provide severe weather coverage. Monitor reliable internet and social media sites for additional information.
Make A Plan
As you prepare, tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. As part of tailoring your plans, consider working with others to create networks of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers who will assist each other in an emergency.
Build a Kit
A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency.
ReadyAlabama is a state-wide emergency preparedness initiative designed to encourage Alabamians to develop and use an emergency kit.
The Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services, through funding from the Alabama Department of Homeland Security, administers the campaign.
The Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services would also like to thank the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the National Weather Service for their support and awareness efforts. ReadyAlabama also partners with Ready.gov, the national emergency preparedness campaign for information and links.