Staying Safe

We hope your vacation is all fun and games, but there's no harm in being prepared in the event of severe weather, a medical emergency or other health and safety issues. Keep these phone numbers and resources on hand when traveling in Alabama.

Severe Weather

Hurricane season extends from May to October in Alabama, while conditions for tornadoes are most common in March, April and November. The Alabama Emergency Management Association offers tips on how to be prepared for severe weather, and you can stay informed of Alabama weather conditions through the National Weather Service.

Emergency Assistance

Dial 911

Alabama State Trooper Assistance

Dial *HP or *47 from cellphone

Forest Fires:
Alabama Forestry Commission

Montgomery Area

Accidental Poisoning:
Alabama Regional Poison Control Center

Consumer Fraud:
Consumer Protection Division, Attorney
General's Office

Disability Assistance

Disabled travelers may call Travelers Aid agencies to inquire about protective travel services, such as having someone accompany them to an airport or train station. Services may vary at different agencies.

Birmingham Travelers Aid Agency

Montgomery Travelers Aid Agency

Alabama's telephone relay service enables hearing-impaired persons with access to a TDD to place calls to non-TDD users (and vice versa). TDD users dial 800-548-2546. When the communications assistant (CA) answers, give the name and number of the person you wish to call. When that person answers, the CA will relay messages back and forth, using both TDD and voice. Non-TDD users dial 800-548-2547. When the CA answers, follow the procedure previously listed. Note: Certain restrictions may apply for out-of-state users; the CA will explain these before making the call.

Additional Information Sources:

Disability Rights and Resources
1418 Sixth Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
205-251-2223 (Voice/TDD)

Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
P.O. Box 698, Talladega, AL 35160
256-761-3551 (Voice/TDD)

AIDB also operates regional centers in Auburn, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Muscle Shoals and Tuscaloosa.