Emergency preparedness

Additional online resources

Homeland Security / FEMA's emergency preparedness
"Make a Plan" site:


River Forecast Center
National Weather Service "Turn Around Don't Drown"
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
National Weather Service Flood Safety
Flood Smart
American Red Cross Flood and Flash Flood

American Red Cross Earthquakes Safety Checklist
Why Earthquakes Occur
Training Course: Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow
Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)
U.S. Geological Survey
FEMA, Earthquakes

Before Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
American Red Cross Winter Storm
Training Course: Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk
NWS and Winter Weather
Winter Weather Preparedness

Frequently Asked Questions about Tornadoes
"Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning, Natures Most Violent Storms"
National Weather Service: severe weather
American Red Cross tornado preparedness
NOAA Tornado Statistics
Local Alerts/Shelter Information -- coming soon

Alabama Department of Homeland Security
America Red Cross Terrorism
Transportation Security Association
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security "citizens resources"

US Department of Health and Human Services
FEMA "Biological Threats"
Alabama Department of Public Health "Pandemic Influenza"
South Central Center for Public Health Preparedness
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Bioterrorism"

American Red Cross Chemical Emergencies
Are you ready?
U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency
Anniston Army Depot
Emergency preparedness home

Make a plan

Build a kit

What to do in the event of...

Links: additional online resources

FInd a public storm shelter

Alert DeKalb logo
Sign up online for the DeKalb County EMA's severe weather alerts

Alabama Saf-T-Net
Sign up for SAF-T-NET

Got shelter?
If you have a private storm shelter, register it with the Rainsville Fire Department so they can find you in case of storm damage. MORE INFO.

Rainsville Emergency Numbers:


Rainsville Police
(256) 638-2157

RainsvilleFire Dept
(256) 638-8055

RainsvilleCity Hall/
RainsvillePublic Works
(256) 638-6331

Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative
(256) 638-2153

DeKalb-Cherokee Gas

American Red Cross
(256) 845-0202

Dekalb County Dept. of Public Health
(256) 845-1931

DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency
(256) 845-8569