Most Active Stories
- Siegelman Denied New Trial, Mental Health Budget Concerns
- Layoffs for Alabama Workers, Solar Sail Set to Launch
- Granade Issues Same-Sex Ruling, Busy Travel Weekend Expected
- Biden comments on civil rights and Selma, Bloody Sunday anniversary, Montgomery music premiere
- Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos
Politics & Government
Mon July 15, 2013
Alabama EMA to Simulate Hurricane for Exercise
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.
EMA officials said they would work with other state agencies and private groups to simulate the state's response to a hurricane.
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.
During the exercise EMA will simulate the activation of the agency's new division offices in Mobile and Troy.