hurricane season

Safe From the Storm: Sheltering During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the way we prepare for severe weather. We saw changes to tornado shelters and Alabama EMA officials say there will be even more changes for hurricane season. Alabama EMA Director Brian Hastings says new safety precautions will change how to shelter safely. “You need to screen and manage people coming in and then you need…

Preparing for Hurricane Season

We are now just two days away from Hurricane Season and now is the time to get prepared.  From emergency kits for your family to flood insurance, it can be a lot to think about. The Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services is urging everyone to have an emergency kit ready to go in case of severe weather.  This should have…

Gov. Ivey Attends 2017 Hurricane Exercise

The Emergency Operation Center at the Alabama EMA Headquarters was packed Monday morning as officials participated in the 2017 Hurricane Exercise. Governor Kay Ivey briefed representatives from many different state organizations about the procedures in case a hurricane hits. While a major hurricane hasn’t hit the state in recent years, Ivey says it could develop anytime. “Check your preparedness plans,…

ADOT Get Ready for This Year’s Hurricane Season

The Alabama Department of Transportation is getting ready for the beginning of hurricane season on June 1. Workers will conduct a drill to practice reversing the traffic flow on Interstate 65 in south Alabama on Wednesday. Traffic won’t be affected, and drivers will stay in their normal lanes. But workers will do a dress rehearsal of the actions needed to…