Severe Spring Weather Preparedness
Thunderstorms cause most of the severe spring weather. They can bring lightning, tornadoes, and flooding. Whenever warm, moist air collides with cool, dry air, thunderstorms can occur. For much of the world, this happens in spring and summer.
The National Weather Service has excellent information to help you and your family prepare. It's not a matter of "if" but "when".
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 Management 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.
Register for B-Alert.
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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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