Baldwin County Emergency Management Disaster Preparedness Guide

Baldwin County Emergency Management Disaster Preparedness Guide

2019

CATEGORY: Education

Whether you love the diversity of recreational activities, the incredibly beautiful scenery or the good ole southern charm of South Alabama, Baldwin County has it all. Coastal Alabama is a beautiful place to live, work, and play. That is evident not only by the millions of visitors to Baldwin County, but also with the thousands of people relocating to our area each year. The face of Baldwin County is changing rapidly. Baldwin County is the fastest growing county in the State of Alabama. We are living in a dynamic and evolving community where we strive to maintain a safe place to reside, work and vacation. Public safety, resilience and support for our community are top priorities for Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). It is this mindset of planning, preparedness, and mitigation that Baldwin County EMA, a department within the Baldwin County Commission, has provided this publication. Our top priority is the safety of our residents and visitors alike. We also understand that education regarding disaster preparedness is critical so that residents can make informed and wise decisions when it comes to personal safety and property protection. Throughout this publication, we hope you find helpful information and resources that will assist you in emergency preparedness so that you are equipped to respond and that you are knowledgeable of the resources available to you. Together, we can develop mitigation measures to protect our unique community from hazards that threaten our region. Our economy is heavily dependent on tourism. Public sector, private sector, volunteer organizations, and our residents must all work together to ensure that we are prepared, resilient, and ready for disasters that may impact our region. This publication is designed to help inform you, connect you with resources, and help you plan and prepare your family, your business and your community for disasters. Let’s prepare together!

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