Welcome to Orange Beach Emergency Management and Weather Information
Information 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.
Baldwin County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update In Progress
March 11, 2021: The Baldwin County Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft documents are being uploaded to the Baldwin County EMA Hazard Mitigation webpage as they become available from South Alabama Regional Planning Commission. The draft documents will be updated and eventually consolidated into a final draft. Find the draft documents for the Baldwin County Hazard Mitigation Plan at https://baldwincountyal.gov/departments/EMA/ema-hazard-mitigation.
Public meeting scheduled for Orange Beach for review of draft Baldwin County Hazard Mitigation Plan
A public meeting to review the Baldwin County Hazard Mitigation Plan (Plan) is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, from 5-6 p.m. in the Orange Beach City Hall Council Chambers, 4099 Orange Beach Blvd.
During the meeting, the public is invited to make comments or suggestions. City and emergency management officials will be on hand to answer any questions. All comments received from the public will be documented and considered for inclusion in the Plan.
According to Lannie Smith, Emergency Coordinator for the City of Orange Beach, the Hazard Mitigation Plan is a process designed to reduce the loss of life and property during times of hazardous events.
“This plan is being completed through a cooperative effort of officials from Baldwin County and the City of Orange Beach,” Smith said. “Once it meets with the approval of all of the Council participants and the public, it will be submitted to the Alabama Emergency Management Agency for review and comment then will be given to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for final review.”
For more information about the meeting, contact Orange Beach Emegency Management Director Lannie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Emergency Operations Plan (June 2013)
- Emergency Ops Plan (Local Business Template)
- Alabama Emergency Management Agency
- National Hurricane Center
- National Weather Service
- City of Orange Beach Flood Information
- Surf Conditions or Call 251-981-SURF (7873)
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- Baldwin County Emergency Management
- City of Gulf Shores Emergency Management
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.
Orange Beach is a 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.