Dauphin Island Sunset Capital of Alabama

Emergency Preparedness

In case of emergency call 911

In advance of a hurricane have your Hurricane Emergency Kit ready:

Food and Water:

  • 3-day supply of water
  • 1 gallon daily for each family member
  • Non-perishable food
  • Manual can opener and utensils
  • Camp stove with fuel or other non-electric cooking device
  • Paper / plastic plates and bowls

Communication Needs:

  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Copy of important phone numbers
  • Cell phone and extra charger
  • Prepaid phone card
  • Whistles to signal for help

First Aid:

  • Waterless hand cleaner
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • Eyewash solution
  • Pain relievers for adults and children
  • Thermometer
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Hygiene products such as soap and toothpaste
  • Tweezers
  • Petroleum jelly

Important documents:

  • Licenses
  • Passports
  • Birth certificates
  • Social Security cards
  • Insurance policies
  • Bank account and credit card information
  • Inventory list
  • Photos or disk of possessions and any other important documents in one location such as a watertight container

Special Needs:

  • Infant formula
  • Diapers
  • Prescription medications
  • Items for any disabled or elderly family member

Pet’s Needs:

  • 3-day supply of food and water
  • Leash and collar
  • Immunization records
  • Pet carrier or wire cage