Alabama hurricane preparedness http://apr.org en Bentley, Faulkner Discuss Storm Preparedness http://apr.org/post/bentley-faulkner-discuss-storm-preparedness <p></p><p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner say state agencies are participating in an exercise to help state workers and law enforcement agencies prepare to respond to hurricanes.</p><p>Bentley and Faulkner said at a news conference in Montgomery Wednesday that the state conducts similar exercises every year, but one purpose this year is to make sure workers have not become complacent because there has not been a major hurricane in the last year or so.</p><p>Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:09:30 +0000 The Associated Press 52420 at http://apr.org Bentley, Faulkner Discuss Storm Preparedness Dangerous Conditions On Ala. Coast Ahead Of Karen http://apr.org/post/dangerous-conditions-ala-coast-ahead-karen <p></p><p>Officials are warning people to stay out of the surf along Alabama&#39;s coast because of dangerous conditions ahead of tropical storm Karen.</p><p>Safety officials are flying double red flags at Gulf Shores because of treacherous rip currents, and they say conditions will only get worse through the day on Thursday.</p><p>Alabama&#39;s two coastal counties and nearly the entire northern Gulf Coast are under a hurricane watch. The latest forecast track shows the storm could come ashore in Alabama late Saturday or early Sunday.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:11:38 +0000 The Associated Press 39083 at http://apr.org Dangerous Conditions On Ala. Coast Ahead Of Karen 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