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Disaster Planning: Helping Your Community

Resources for disaster planning for Alabama Public Libraries.

Helping Your Community

Being able to help prepare the community before, during, and after a disaster is essential to be able to act as a hub for your community.

Educating The Public

Libraries can also provide resources to their community aiding in disaster preparedness. There are websites where you can order information to share for your community to plan and what to do after a natural disaster. Programming is also a great way to educate your community, adults, and children.

Children and Young Adult Disaster Resources

After a disaster, the youth in your community may need help coping with disaster. Here are a few links a parent might find helpful.

Children's Psychological Health Center

Disaster resources for children, teens, and families. 

The Guided Activity Workbooks encourage healthy expression, learning, and coping and help children and their families overcome bad memories and fears after a disaster.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The network offers information and resources on a wide variety of disasters, including tornadoes. It provides handouts, facts sheets, tip sheets, and activities to help individuals and families prepare for and cope with tornado events.


The Alabama Department of Health works to promote, protect and improve your health. Below are just a few of our programs, all of which provide some of the most requested and important services we provide to you. Learn more about our mission, vision and core values. Find other programs and services.

Description and classifications of various storms.

Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.

HUD information for cleaning up homes hit by hurricanes.Resources that your community will find useful.