Alabama Emergency Management Agency http://apr.org en Ala EMA Says Timing, Forecast, Preparation Helped http://apr.org/post/ala-ema-says-timing-forecast-preparation-helped <p></p><p>The head of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency says timing, better forecasting and preparation helped the state avoid a repeat of the problems that occurred during a winter storm two weeks ago.</p><p>Agency Director Art Faulkner tells The Associated Press that many difficulties were avoided because the worst of the frozen precipitation fell late Wednesday and early Thursday instead of during the middle of the day.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:12:09 +0000 The Associated Press 46776 at http://apr.org Ala EMA Says Timing, Forecast, Preparation Helped Alabama Officials Practice For Hurricane Season http://apr.org/post/alabama-officials-practice-hurricane-season <P>Alabama Emergency Management Agency officials received an early wake-up call and were notified that Hurricane Juliet had made landfall at about 2 a.m. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:52:45 +0000 The Associated Press 34248 at http://apr.org Alabama Officials Practice For Hurricane Season Alabama EMA to Simulate Hurricane for Exercise http://apr.org/post/alabama-ema-simulate-hurricane-exercise <p>Alabama's Emergency Management Agency plans to conduct an exercise to practice how the state would respond if a Category 3 hurricane were to enter the Gulf of Mexico.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; EMA officials said they would work with other state agencies and private groups to simulate the state's response to a hurricane.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; For the purpose of the exercise, the simulated storm will be called Hurricane Juliet. EMA officials said more than 170 people would participate in the exercise, which will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the EMA headquarters in Clanton.<br> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:28:14 +0000 The Associated Press 34153 at http://apr.org Alabama EMA to Simulate Hurricane for Exercise Alabama Governor Offers Help to Oklahoma http://apr.org/post/alabama-governor-offers-help-oklahoma <p>Alabama's governor says the state stands ready to help Oklahoma recover from a deadly tornado.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 11:36:15 +0000 The Associated Press 30794 at http://apr.org Alabama Governor Offers Help to Oklahoma