Be Ready

Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado and windstorm affect thousands of people every year.  You should know what your risks are and prepare to protect yourself, your family and community.

Recognizing an impending hazard and knowing what to do to protect yourself and your family will help you take effective steps to prepare before hand and aid recovery after the event.

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family emergency plan, are the same for all types of hazards. However each emergency is unique and knowing the actions to take for each threat will impact the specific decisions and preparations you make. By learning about these specific threats, you are preparing yourself to react in an emergency.

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Kids can joins us at Ready Kids to enjoy fun and exciting preparedness games!


Mobile EMA
Baldwin County EMA
Hurricane Awareness
Mobile / Pensacola NWS : Hurricane Information
NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center
Hurricane Preparedness
National Hurricane Center
NOAA Coastal Services Center


River Forecast Center
National Weather Service Turn Around Don’t Drown
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
National Weather Service Flood Safety
Flood Smart
American Red Cross Flood and Flash Flood


American Red Cross Earthquakes
Training Course: Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow
Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)
U.S. Geological Survey
FEMA, Earthquakes

Snow and Ice


Before Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
American Red Cross Winter Storm
Training Course: Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk
NWS and Winter Weather
Winter Weather Preparedness
FEMA Are You Ready “A Preparedness Guide for Winter Storms”


Frequently Asked Questions about Tornadoes
“Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning, Natures Most Violent Storms”
National Weather Service
American Red Cross “Are You Ready For a Tornado”
Tornado Statistics
Kids and Tornadoes


America Red Cross Terrorism
Transportation Security Association
U.S. Department of Homeland Security



U. S Department of Health and Human Services
FEMA “Biological Threats”
Alabama Department of Public Health “Pandemic Influenza”
South Central Center for Public Health Preparedness



Nuclear Regulatory Commission
American Red Cross Chemical Emergencies
U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency
Anniston Army Depot