Emergency Management Agency
Tuscaloosa County EMA
714 Greensboro Avenue, Suite G78
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1891
Phone: (205) 349-0150
7400 Richard M. Pierce Parkway
Northport, AL 35473
Disasters can strike any community at any time – and history shows that Tuscaloosa is not immune. Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) exists to help the community when these disasters afflict our community.
When a disaster occurs managing the event is community-wide event. In Tuscaloosa County, the emergency management program takes a multi-jurisdictional, collaborative approach and is funded by the City of Tuscaloosa, City of Northport, and Tuscaloosa County. The Agency coordinates with all jurisdictions in the county and a range of departments, agencies, volunteer organizations, and private sector entities to develop disaster preparedness plans, provide training and exercise activities, and coordinate the overall response to large scale emergencies and disasters.
Emergency management is an evolving, all-hazards program: severe weather, chemical spills, power or dam failures, terrorist attacks, and more. The focus is on providing leadership through planning, preparedness, and mitigation so that when disasters happen, the community and community leaders are ready to respond and recover. EMA aims to protect lives and property before, during, and after a disaster.
It is essential that residents and community stakeholders are prepared as well. The helpful links below will help you better prepare for an emergency or natural disaster.
For more information about Tuscaloosa County EMA contact the EMA office at (205) 349-0150 or visit the Tuscaloosa County EMA website.
Public Storm Shelter Locations
National Weather Service Birmingham
Preparing an Emergency Kit
University of Alabama Emergency Preparedness