During the Storm

Stay Informed and Act Quickly

  • Listen for emergency information and alerts from local authorities and WCSN 105.7FM 
  • If authorities order an evacuation, leave immediately. Let friends know where you are or they may risk their lives looking for you. If sustained winds reach 45 mph, Orange Beach follows the national standard to suspend all emergency services until it is safe for an emergency response apparatus to come to your aid.
  • Visit the City of Orange Beach Facebook page for a live update at 5:00 PM each day by Mayor Tony Kennon

Dealing with the Weather

  • Determine how best to protect yourself from high winds and flooding.
  • Take refuge in a designated storm shelter or an interior room for high winds
  • If trapped in a building by flooding, go to the highest level of the building. Do not climb into a closed attic. You may become trapped by rising flood water.
  • Do not walk or swim through flood waters. Flood water can contain sewage and conceal dangers including debris, open manholes, and downed power lines.
  • Do not drive through flood waters. Turn Around. Down Drown! Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and two feet of moving water can carry your car away. Most deaths in a flood result when people try to drive through moving water.
  • Stay off bridges over fast-moving water.
  • Avoid being in a room with multiple windows. If possible, go to a room that has no windows or a designated storm shelter room within your home.