Preparedness Information


Jefferson County is a great place to live - a county full of waterways, valleys and mountains.  With all its beauty, there are risks - Winter Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, just to mention a few.  It's important to plan for a disaster so you and your family know what to do.  Visit the sites below to learn how you can Prepare for a Disaster and how to volunteer.

Ready is a website of the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) that details FEMA's most comprehensive guidance for individuals, families and communities preparedness.

The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program(NEHRP) established by Congress in 1977. The Program monitor and report earthquakes, assess earthquake impacts and hazards, and research the causes and effect of earthquakes.

The USGS is a science bureau with in the United States Department of the Interior. It provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and usable information                 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is the U.S health protection agency, defending the U.S and the world from threats, whether these are chronic or acute, man-made or natural, human error or deliberate attack. Disease may occur in a community after a disaster. 

Connect to Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) to understand how to be prepared for a disaster. FEMA is a community participant from the beginning to the end agency.

Visit this website to see how states and jurisdictions follow the process of developing and implementing response plans to protect children and families. The resources are organized by preparedness (before a disaster), response (the immediate aftermath), and recovery (the longer term reconstruction/healing phase).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has resources to help you prepare for and respond to both natural disasters and hazardous substance spills. Connect to EPA regarding water safety to prepare for a disaster.

This website is contains information about the Preparedness campaign called Ready Alabama. It encourages it citizens to take responsibilities for preparing the families and homes for emergency events. There is information on state agencies and demonstrate how they prepare and react to emergency situations.