Alabama Emergency Preparedness: 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 http://ema.alabama.gov 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 http://disaster.ema.alabama.gov.
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 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).