Alabama Emergency Closings laws & HR compliance analysis

Alabama Emergency Closings: What you need to know

Emergency preparation. Information about preparation for all types of emergencies is available from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency's (EMA) preparedness site at or call 205-280-2200.
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Disasters. EMA also has up-to-date information on weather, declarations of disaster, calls for evacuation, and other situations on the state's disaster website at
Power outages. Information about power outages should be directed to the Alabama Power Company Power Outage hotline at 800-888-2726 or Alabama Power Reservoir Information hotline at 800-525-3711. Alabama Rural Electric Cooperatives can be contacted at 800-410-2732.
The Alabama Department of Transportation has information on emergency evacuation routes and contraflow (lane-reversal plans for I-65 during evacuations for hurricanes or flooding) at phone the emergency call center at 888-588-2848.
Hurricane evacuation. Information on coastal evacuation routes and contraflow (lane-reversal) plans for I-65 during evacuations for hurricanes or flooding is available at
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and its Center for Emergency Preparedness coordinate information and services in the event of threats to public health (contagious disease) and man-made health emergencies (oil spills, hazardous substance release, and terrorist acts).
ADPH has a website addressing pandemic flu that also provides specific information for employers at
The state may use enforced quarantine to intervene against the spread of contagious disease (AL Code Sec. 22-12-1 ). However, the state encourages ...

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