Winter Weather Preparedness ChecklistAre You Prepared?
Ice, snow, sleet, frost, and extreme cold temperatures have been a threat to Alabama during the past few years and will continue to cause significant issues in the future. The ice event, commonly referred to as “snowmageddon,” in January 2014 underscored the need for personal preparedness plans and supplies. Many people were stranded at work or in their cars or had to walk long distances to get to safety. Most were caught unprepared, without warm clothes and shoes, emergency supplies and medication.
It’s not a matter of “if” but “when” extreme winter weather will affect Birmingham again. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are forecasting increased moisture and below-average temperatures for the Southeast. Now is the time to plan and prepare. The checklists below will help guide you with some suggestions on necessary supplies. Are You Prepared?
UAB Emergency Management
UAB Emergency Management is dedicated to help protect and educate the UAB Campus and community about emergency situations and severe weather. UAB's primary concern during any emergency or severe weather situation is the safety of its students, faculty and staff. The information provided on this site is designed to provide guidance to all members of the UAB community during such situations and to help properly prepare for future needs. The UAB Emergency Managment team uses the NIMS, National Incident Management System, to help identify concepts and principles that answer how to manage emergencies from preparedness to recovery.
During any actual emergency or severe weather situation, this site - uab.edu/emergency - will be the official source of UAB information. In addition, the UAB Emergency Management Team will use B-ALERT, the university’s emergency notification system, to communicate through voice calls, SMS text messages and e-mails to the entire campus all at the same time. B-ALERT also integrates with Facebook and Twitter. Emergency response plans can be accessed through the UAB app. The app can be downloaded from uab.edu/app.
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Rave Guardian is one of the best ways to improve your personal safety and protect your friends by building your own private safety network. This free app provides instant communications with friends, family, co-workers, UAB Police, and even 911 in the event of an emergency.
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After downloading the app, follow the instructions and register using your UAB email address only.