TUSCALOOSA , Ala. (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa County’s Emergency Management Agency has some new changes to its website and it involves storm shelters.
The new upgrades to the website allows people to register their storm shelter and use the interactive map to find shelters in their community.
With this new website, people can easily contact EMA, locate local storm shelters, and find emergency safety tips.
Also, after installing a storm shelter or safe room at your home, church, or business, it is a good idea to register your shelter through this website.
It does not make the shelter publicly visible, but registering does allow first responders to know the shelter location so they can check for occupants after a disaster when shelters may not be visible due to debris cover.
If you’re interested in signing up for the new storm shelter feature, click here.
Users can also sign up for TuscALERT to receive updates on emergency threats and important community updates through a phone call, text message, or email alerts. If you’d like to sign up for that service, you can click here.