Emergency planners and other officials from Alabama and Mississippi will be meeting in Mobile next week for a two-state conference on hurricane preparedness in the area.
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency are hosting the Central Gulf Coast Hurricane Conference starting Tuesday. The conference will give groups such as volunteer organizations and faith-based groups to discuss hurricane response plans with government response agencies.
The conference will feature speakers such as Rick Knabb, the director of the National Hurricane Center; Alabama Governor Robert Bentley; and officials from various Alabama and Mississippi state agencies.
The conference will be held Tuesday through Friday at the Renaissance Mariott Riverview Hotel in Mobile.