The Official Travel Site of Alabama

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.

Emergency Assistance

Dial 911

Alabama State Trooper Assistance

Dial *HP or *47 from cellphone

Forest Fires:
Alabama Forestry Commission
800-392-5583

Montgomery Area
334-392-5583

Accidental Poisoning:
Alabama Regional Poison Control Center
800-292-6678

Consumer Fraud:
Consumer Protection Division, Attorney
General's Office
800-392-5658

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.

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
205-322-5426

Montgomery Travelers Aid Agency
334-269-0488

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.