The University of Alabama’s Emergency Management Program was accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).  Click here for more information.

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The University provides safety information to help the UA community be prepared in the event of an emergency.  A summary of quick safety tips can be found here (pdf).

Alabama residents can receive free weather alerting information by SMS, email, or telephone calls for locations within the State of Alabama through SAF-T-Net. See SAF-T-Net for more information.

The University of Alabama has been certified by the National Weather Service as a StormReady University.  The program establishes guidelines to help officials develop comprehensive severe weather plans, protocols,

and systems that permit the University to expeditiously receive and disseminate hazardous weather warnings.

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Welcome to the Emergency Preparedness web site at The University of Alabama.

The Office of Emergency Preparedness is tasked with improving the University’s readiness for potential emergencies.  This includes developing and exercising emergency plans, supporting first responders during an incident, conducting training, and advancing the emergency management process.

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This web site is designed to provide helpful information to the University community prior to an emergency.  During an emergency, the University will notify, update, and provide direction on its primary web site (

Preparedness is the key to mitigate an emergency.  It can reduce fear, anxiety, and mitigate loss.  Should an incident occur, the University will provide assistance; however, local responders may have difficulty getting to you or are focused elsewhere; therefore, individuals should know what to do.  Use this site and others to prepare for disasters that may occur in this area.

Links to federal and state readiness sites:
ADPH Family Readiness Guide