Planning for Outside Help

In the aftermath of a major disaster, a community’s resources will be stretched to—or beyond—their limits. Luckily, there may be outside assistance available from the federal government, the state, or other communities. Each community’s post-disaster plan should do everything it can to incorporate outside help if it is available. Consider creating “mutual aid” regional agreements with nearby communities, especially those out of the coastal zone that may be less likely to be damaged by coastal storms.

Your emergency management coordinator should contact the State of Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Mitigation Division, Baldwin or Mobile County Emergency Management Agencies, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Lands Division, Coastal Section, and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Coastal Division to discuss how they can assist your community after a disaster.