When a hurricane is spinning around in the Gulf, one of the biggest decisions is when to order an evacuation. It's an order that's not given lightly, and it's one that requires a lot of preparation. Two weeks ago, the state of Alabama had a dry run. Tony Harris, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Transportation, says the state holds the rehearsal every year, where they practice making Interstate 65 a one-way highway going north.
The need for blood never stops, even when a hurricane or tropical storm barrels through town. That’s why OneBlood, the local blood center, is urging all donors to include blood donation as part of their hurricane preparations.