Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The worst tornado in four decades cut a mile-wide path of destruction through the heart of Tuscaloosa. Late Wednesday afternoon, residents emerged from shelter to find decimated buildings, restaurants, and homes. At least 36 people died and hundreds were injured. The University of Alabama was largely spared.
Common Hazards in this State

Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Ready. If a terrorist attack or a natural disaster occurs make sure you, your family, and your community are prepared to respond to the disaster. Learn ways you can Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Ready. Visit the Alabama Department of Homeland Security Web site for more information.

State Information

Alabama Department of Homeland Security
P.O. Box 304115
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 956-7250

Alabama Emergency Management Agency
5898 County Road 41
PO Drawer 2160
Clanton, AL 35046 Phone: (205) 280-2200 Visit the Alabama EMA for links to local county information.

Citizen Corps

Citizen Corps is the citizen preparedness initiative for the state of Alabama. Coordinated through the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Alabama Citizen Corps Council was established for the purpose of bringing together state and local leaders to strengthen communities and prepare individuals to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, and disasters. The Alabama Citizen Corps Council remains committed to promoting a culture of preparedness by uniting all organizations and groups active in community involvement. Leadership for Alabama Citizen Corps is provided by the Alabama Department of Homeland Security, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, and the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
100 North Union Street, Suite 134
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
Local Phone: (334) 242-7110
Toll Free Phone: (877) 273-5018

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

Alabama Citizen Corps
Suite 134
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7110

Last Updated: 08/20/2019