Emergency Preparedness

For information during an emergency, go to www.uab.edu/emergency

UAB Emergency Management coordinates emergency preparedness and response to critical incidents that occur or impact the campus community. UAB takes a comprehensive approach to preparedness that involves many departments and individuals that work together to ensure the institution is prepared to respond to emergencies.

UAB maintains an Emergency Operations Plan that outlines the roles and responsibilities of university officials and details the university's capacity to provide emergency support functions to the campus and medical center.


B-Alert RegistrationUAB's primary concern during any emergency or severe weather situation is the safety of its students, faculty, staff and visitors.

UAB’s diverse community requires multiple, overlapping means of communicating with the campus, including direct, live communication from UAB Police officers at the scene of an emergency. Communications plans are reviewed frequently to consider alternatives and enhancements in technology.

During any actual emergency or severe weather situation, www.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.

The UAB Severe Weather & Emergency Hotline at 205-934-2165
 will be updated as appropriate to provide official updates on the university's and UAB Hospital's opening and closing status.

Current Weather Conditions

Interactive Radar - Southeast U.S. 
Current Severe Weather Map - Southeast U.S.

The UAB Bad Weather Hotline (934-2165) and uab.edu/emergency are official sources of UAB information in times of emergencies & severe weather.

Building Emergency Action Plan Template for Building Administrators

All emergencies require proper planning. Proper planning involves the processes of mitigation, preparation, response and recovery. We like to use the equation:

diligent preparation + organized response = successful recovery

In preparation for emergencies, the Department of OH&S has provided tools to assist you in developing your plan. Keep in mind that your plan must integrate with the overall plan for your building and the University. On this page you can find the Severe Weather Gathering Points for your area, as well as, a template for developing your Building Emergency Action Plan.

severe weather gathering pointSevere Weather Gathering Points
Building Emergency Action Plan template

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