PART I – planning for natural disasters: hurricanes, tornados, fires, and floods
PART II – Contingency of Operations Technological Emergency
PART III – planning for a bomb threat, active shooter, and civil unrest
Weather in our community can be as threatening and dangerous as it is beautiful. Your United Way is here to help you prepare for hurricanes and other major emergencies. Hurricane season is from June 1 – November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October.
We are committed to ensuring the safety of Southwest Alabama and we’re calling on you to prepare with us. Knowing your risk, getting prepared, and staying informed are just a few steps you can take to get ready for hurricane season.
Take action now to be prepared for hurricane season. As the storm approaches, it is often too late to get ready. Make sure you have family evacuation and communications plans, update your emergency supply kit, and evaluate your flood insurance needs.
Additional information for hurricane preparedness is available at www.ready.gov/hurricanes and Mobile County Emergency Management Agency‘s website.
Contact United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline. Just dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-421-1266 or access the online database for Alabama. (If out of state, please visit the national 2-1-1 website.)
The following agencies offer relief and recovery assistance:
To find an emergency shelter: Locate options by zip code by visiting the American Red Cross, or Salvation Army, or by texting SHELTER and your zip code (for example, “SHELTER 01234”) to 4FEMA (43362). (Standard text message rates apply.)
Contact your local emergency management agency for help or referral to trusted disaster assistance partners serving your area.The FEMA Helpline (1-800-621-3362) may be able to provide additional referrals.
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