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Alabama residents and displaced residents from other states will be looking to public libraries for computer access, a place to recharge their cell phones, and access to materials while they are away from home in the event of a natural disaster. It's important that we are as helpful as possible to ensure those affected by such events receive the best possible library service.
This LibGuide is a repository of information relevant to those affected by natural disasters. Please contact APLS if you know of a resource not included here that should be.
Alabama Emergency Management
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (the “Alabama EMA”) is responsible by statute and several specific Governors’ executive orders for coordinating the emergency activities of all state departments and agencies with local governments, private agencies, organizations, federal agencies and other state governments.
Disaster Assistance Improvement Program
The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.
FEMA's Hurricane Michael Resources
This is the main page for up-to-date resources and information on the federal response to Hurricane Michael.
FEMA Recovery Resources
This page provides referrals for recovery resources on how to cope with disaster, how to find missing family and friends, how to reopen your business or farm after a disaster, information about mold and mildew, how to find a place to stay when displaced, and services available at open Disaster Recovery Centers.
Florida Division of Emergency Management
The Division of Emergency Management plans for and responds to both natural and man-made disasters. These range from floods and hurricanes to incidents involving hazardous materials or nuclear power. The division prepares and implements a statewide Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, and routinely conducts extensive exercises to test state and county emergency response capabilities.
Georgia Emergency Management
The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency coordinates the state’s preparedness, response and recovery efforts to disasters. As part of the Office of the Governor, GEMA/HS operates under the authority of the Emergency Management Act of 1981. GEMA/HS works with local, state and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and faith-based community, to prevent and respond to natural and man-made emergencies. In addition, GEMA/HS employees are on 24-hour call statewide to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.
How Do I Apply for Disaster Assistance?
Printable flyer describing how to apply for FEMA benefits. Helpful information for those affected by disasters, including phone numbers and descriptions of who qualifies for assistance.
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.