Autauga County, Alabama

EMA


Autauga Emergency Management

826 Gillespie Street
Prattville, AL  36067

 

ERNIE BAGGETT, EMA DIRECTOR

Phone: (334) 361-3758
Fax:  (334) 361-8652

Monday – Friday
8 AM – 4 PM
After Hours: (334) 361-4840
(Closed all State Holidays)

Autauga County Emergency Management

Mission Statement: The Autauga County Emergency Management Agency’s mission is to assist in protecting lives, property, and the environment by utilizing the four phases of emergency management:  Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation.  It is our goal to educate Autauga County’s citizens in these four phases so that we may together be capable of successfully enduring any emergency situation.


Autauga County Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating with all the emergency response agencies such as the Sheriff’s Office, Fire Departments, Police Departments, etc.  We combine our Emergency Operations Plans with these agencies to ensure that in the event of a disaster, every agency can work together.

Our agency writes plans and grants to help ensure the preparedness and safety of Autauga County.  We conduct educational programs and training for our response agencies and most importantly for the citizens of our county.  We make disaster preparedness presentations in all our county schools, senior centers, etc.  Our primary goal is to prepare and educate our county’s citizens and to have the resources and plans to help our county respond to and recover from any disaster. 

Storm Shelters

Autauga County has several designated storm shelters to protect residents from storm-related hazards. Although there are no county-run shelters, individual communities, organizations, and churches open up for “Safer Places” during storms.

These “Safer Place Shelters” are a great resource for people who are weather-aware and can get to the shelter before the storm arrives.  

“Safer Place” storm shelters are open when severe weather threatens Autauga County. We encourage you to monitor your local news, and use a weather radio or smartphone app to track severe storms in your area.  Click Here for a map of "Safer Shelters" in the Autauga County Area. 


Individual Storm Shelter NEW Tax Credit Opportunity Beginning Jan.1, 2022

 

Beginning in 2022, eligible taxpayers who incur costs for the construction, acquisition, or installation of a qualified storm shelter at their primary residence in the state of Alabama will be eligible for an income tax credit for the storm shelter. The tax credit will equal $3,000 or 50 percent of the total cost of the construction, acquisition, or installation of the qualified storm shelter at the primary residence, whichever is less.

There are limitations and a cap on the Statewide Credit Total per Year!  

To learn more, click here.

For questions about documentation for the storm shelter tax credit, contact Alabama Emergency Management Agency at (205) 280-2200.

For questions about processing the storm shelter tax credit, contact Alabama Department of Revenue Individual Income Tax at (334) 242-1170 Option #1.