Alabama Emergency Management Agency 2017 Governorís Hurricane ExerciseRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: May 12 2017 5:19 PM
Alabama is familiar with the negative effect of natural and man-made disasters, therefore as a state we train and prepare for the impact of all Hazards. Alabama also prepares for technical hazards, which may include an issue at one of the two Nuclear Power Plants, or natural hazards such as severe weather including tornados and hurricanes. These conditions make Alabama Emergency Management Agency a vital part of coordinating preparedness in the state.
Alabama EMA is an agency that does not maintain many physical resources for disaster response, but has the statutory authority to request resources from other state agencies. Alabama EMA is Alabama’s coordinating agency for disaster response, recovery & preparedness. There are many state agencies that are key players during disaster response. These agencies may include the Alabama National Guard, Alabama Department of Transportation, Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and many others.
When considering all the hazards that may occur in Alabama, it is important to understand how they may affect the state and how to practice for the impact from these hazards. To accomplish this Alabama EMA has a yearly schedule fill with drills and exercises which maintain relationships with participating agencies that strengthens the response.