preparing

Governor Bentley Takes Lead on Zika Preparedness

Governor Bentley has taken a strong leadership role in preparedness and prevention measures against a possible future Zika virus outbreak. Though Alabama has been relatively unaffected by the virus, Governor Bentley is urging state agencies, health care professionals and citizens to exercise caution and to continue preparedness measures. On June 9, Governor Bentley participated in a teleconference call with Health…

New Tornado Guide Available

UA, Ala. Dept. of Insurance helped create it.

The University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Insurance worked with a national insurance industry group to publish—and post online—a guide to preparing for tornadoes. It includes statistical information (and information about the 2011 outbreak that killed hundreds, including six UA students), tips on preparing, and  information about what to do after one strikes. You can find the guide…