Disasters can strike any community at any time – and history shows that Tuscaloosa is not immune.
Proper emergency management requires a multi-jurisdictional, collaborative approach. In Tuscaloosa County, the emergency management program is funded by the City of Tuscaloosa, City of Northport and Tuscaloosa County. The Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) coordinates with all jurisdictions in the county and a range of departments, agencies, volunteer organizations and private sector entities to develop disaster preparedness plans, provide training and exercise activities and coordinate the overall response to large scale emergencies and disasters.
Emergency management is an evolving, all-hazards program: severe weather, chemical spills, power or dam failures, terrorist attacks and more. The focus is on providing leadership through planning, preparedness and mitigation so that when disasters happen, the community and its leaders are ready to respond and recover.
It is essential that residents and community stakeholders are prepared as well. The links below will help you better prepare.
For more information about the Tuscaloosa County EMA, contact its office at 205-349-0150 or visit its website.