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Distaster Preparedness


Disasters often happen without much warning. Large or small, disasters happen. Cullman county is well aware of how quickly disaster can strike and how devastating and disrupting it can be to our lives. That is why being prepared to respond when disaster strikes can so crucial. Disaster preparedness can even make the difference between life and death for victims left behind.

There are many things that can be done by way of disaster preparedness but a good place to start is with a disaster supply kit. This kit would contain some essentially items for short term disasters. Things such as food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity for individuals and their families to survive following a disaster in the event they must rely on their own resources for a time before help arrives. A good place to get essential preparedness information is www.ready.gov.

Children’s Recovery After a Tornado

After a tornado, most families recover over time, particularly with the support of family, friends, and organizations. The length of recovery depends, in part, on how frightened individuals were and the extent of the damage and loss. Some families will be able to return to their normal routine rather quickly, while others will have to contend with repairing damage to their home and possessions, finding medical care, or facing financial hardship. Some families

will have lost a loved one or a pet. Others will need to adjust to school closings or

changes in school schedules.

Children’s functioning will be influenced by how their parents and other caregivers cope during and after the tornado. Children often turn to adults for information, comfort, and help. Children do best when parents and teachers remain (or at least appear) calm, answer children’s questions honestly, and respond as best they can to requests.

Cullman Disaster Relief Local Resources

USDA Approves Disaster Food Assistance for Cullman County

Connecting Cullman–256-595-4002

Compiling list of available resources. Call to report any relief efforts.

Volunteer Reception Center

Anyone needing assistance to do clean up around homes, etc. is asked to register their need with the the Volunteer Reception Center located at Cullman High School parking lot. Anyone wanting to volunteer their assistance should register with the Volunteer Reception Center

Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church: 256-739-0505

1310 St. Joseph Drive NW, Cullman, AL 35055

Crosshaven Baptist Church: 256-734-4140

9131 US Hwy 31 S, Hanceville, AL 35077

Cullman Church of Christ: 256-734-2172

4345 AL Hwy 157, Cullman, AL 35055

Daystar Church: 256-737-0800

200 Daystar Drive, Cullman, AL 35057

*In Need of Volunteers*

Serving 3000 Meals Daily 11:00 am-4:30 pm (Dine-In or Takeout)

Boxes of Groceries and Toiletry Items

Tree Damage Teams

Desperation Church: 256-255-5979

202 Elizabeth Street NE, Cullman, AL 35055

*Accepting Non-Perishable Food Items and Monetary Donations*

People May Pick Up Groceries from 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Chainsaw Teams Available

Licensed Electricians Available

Garden City First Baptist: 256-352-6735

407 3rd Street W, Garden City, AL 35070

Grace Episcopal Church: 256-734-6212

305 Arnold Street NE, Cullman, AL 35055

Infant Supplies, Personal Hygiene, Bottled Water

Northbrook Baptist Church: 256-734-6401

3691 AL HWY 157, Cullman, AL 35055

Meal Delivery to Shut-ins

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church: 256-734-0340

615 Main Avenue SW, Cullman, AL 35055

Serving Hot Meals from 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Staging Area for Volunteers

Cullman Life

Cullman County EMA: 256-739-5410

FEMA: 1-800-621-3362

Those with damaged properties should take photos to help document losses for the insurance company and for FEMA. You must register with FEMA within 60 days of disaster declaration. FEMA representatives will have on FEMA shirts and photo ID badges. They will be going door-to-door and will have a mobile unit set up at WalGreens. You can also call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or visit www.redcross.org/what-we-do/disaster-relief to register for assistance.

Cullman County Red Cross: 1-800-733-2767

Cullman City Board of Education: 256-734-2233

City of Cullman 256-775-7109

City of Cullman Police Dept: 256-775-7160

City of Cullman Dispatch: 256-734-1434

Cullman City Sanitation: 256-737-7560

Cullman City Street Dept: 256-737-7560

Cullman City Water Dept: 256-772-7210

Cullman City Risk Mgr: 256-775-7130

Cullman County Board of Education: 256-734-2933

Cullman County Commission: 256-775-4878

Cullman County Sheriff’s Office: 256-734-0342

Cullman Power Board: 256-734-2343

Cullman Electric Cooperative: 256-734-3200

Cullman Jefferson Gas: 256-734-1911

To report gas leaks: 256-734-0565