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Hazards and Disasters

Many types of disasters can create public health problems - weather, chemical, radiological, and biological.

Injury or illness can occur as a direct result of the event or as a result of people trying to cope with the event.

Be Ready For An Emergency

Five Important Things To Do:
1. Stay Informed
2. Learn about basic injury and disease prevention
3. Look for the most current information on emergency preparedness
4. Create a family preparedness plan and emergency supply kit
5. Become familiar with the emergency plans of your community

For more information see the Alabama Department of Public Health's booklet: ARE YOU READY? (7MB)

Ready Campaign Public Service Announcement

Below are some communication tools you can use to help your family during a disaster or emergency:

  • FEMA Child Plan - A list of numbers to help your child
  • FEMA Adult Plan - A communication plan for your family                                                 

Useful Websites

Alabama Resource Directory for Women, Children and Families

Page last updated: October 16, 2023