More resources for individuals and communities
- Learn more about how different states are impacted by this and other types of flooding, and what you can do to help build flood resilience, by downloading the state factsheet.
- Regional Emergency Coordinators (RECs) build relationships with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officials and healthcare representatives to plan effective federal emergency response, and to facilitate coordinated preparedness and response activities for public health and medical emergencies.
- Find contacts for the Alabama Emergency Management Agency
- Read the Alabama Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards
- Local-decision makers interested in learning and sharing with peers adapting to extreme weather events and sea-level rise can join this “community of practice.”
More information about the programs in this report
- The Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey provides access to water resources information for the lower Mississippi Gulf region, providing reliable data and scientific analysis to address water issues facing the state today.
- The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) is a collaboration of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and universities across the state to provide research, communications, education, extension, and legal programs to coastal communities that lead to responsible of ocean and coastal resources in Alabama, Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico.
- Use these worksheets compiled by the MASGC to assess the resiliency of your community, business, or port-based organization to coastal hazards and disasters.
|The Alabama Emergency Management Agency recognizes flooding as the #1 natural hazard posing risk to people and property in the state.1||Between 2000 and 2018, floods and flash floods caused $2.2 billion in property damages in Alabama. In the same period, hurricanes caused $7.4 billion in damages.2||Flooding is an immediate threat to the US Army Reagan Operations Center in Huntsville, AL.3|
|The U.S. Geological Service Water Science Centers fund and conduct water research and monitoring driven by state priorities.
Contact the Alabama office:
Montgomery, AL: 334-395-4131
Contact the Alabama offices:
Mobile, AL: 251-438-5690
Orange Beach, AL: 251-974-1510
Email: [email protected]
|Between 2010 and 2019…
The Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center4 spent
and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant5 spent
…on Alabama’s flood research and education priorities.
Alabama is also home to NOAA’s National Water Center, the nation’s hub for water forecasting.
Prepare your district for floods: ready.gov/floods. Assess your home or office’s flood risk: msc.fema.gov.
Need help now? Contact the Alabama State Emergency Management Agency: 205-280-2312
- State of Alabama Mitigation Plan Draft. (State of Alabama, 2018).
- NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Storm Events Database. Available at: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/. (Accessed: 14th August 2019)
- US Department of Defense. Report on effects of a changing climate. (2019).
- Gain, S; Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center. Personal communication. (2019).
- Swann, L; Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. Personal communication. (2019).