Ready Alabama Day

9:26 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Ready Alabama delay, Michalski on education and Gulf red snapper season

Jerry Michalski, founder of the Relationship Economy Expedition

Alabama is delaying its planned severe weather preparedness day because of the very real severe weather much of the state is experiencing.

Tomorrow was supposed to be "Ready Alabama Preparedness Day." Events would have included thousands of schoolchildren gathering in downtown Birmingham for weather education sessions. But the state says it's delaying the event out of caution and concern for the safety of both students and the first responders who would be teaching the sessions.

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Politics & Government
12:05 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Ready Alabama Day Demonstrates State Disaster Preparedness

Firefighters enter Wallace Hall in August 2011 as part of a disaster preparedness drill.
Steve Latham/JSU Jacksonville State University

September is National Preparedness Month and Alabama officials are hosting a Ready Alabama Day in Jacksonville on Thursday, September 6. It’s a chance for Alabamians to see how nearly 50 federal and local agencies prepare for hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters.

“Ready Alabama Day is basically a time when first responders at the local, federal and state levels come together and really bring their toys,” says Jon Mason. He’s director of Serve Alabama, a state agency that focuses on disaster preparedness and volunteerism.

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