Emergency Management

Emergency ManagementInformation on this page is intended to act as a guide to assist you in preparing for and in times of an emergency. Weather information will be displayed on this site and will be an important component for assisting you in creating a hurricane emergency plan or other contingency.

Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters (PDF) is designed specifically for homeowners, this is a critical resource for anyone wanting to reduce the risks to both their family and property from the threats of natural hazards. This handbook covers basic information on emergency preparedness, evacuation planning, flood and wind insurance, and steps to take to protect your property. Are you prepared?


StormReady prepares communities with a plan that responds to weather hazards.

Local National Weather Service forecast offices work with communities to complete an application and review process. Some items that a community must do to become officially StormReady:

  • Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center
  • Have more than one way to receive weather forecasts and warnings and be able to alert the public
  • Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars
  • Develop a weather plan that includes training severe weather spotters

Baldwin County has earned its StormReady designation.

Additional information regarding StormReady can be found on the National Weather Service website: StormReady.

Weather Ready Nation (WRN) AmbassadorOrange Beach is a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association partners who are improving the nation's readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, Orange Beach is committed to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.

Additional information regarding Weather-Ready Nation can be found on the National Weather Service website: Weather-Ready Nation.

Debris Separation

Debris Separation - Picking Up the Pieces