Hurricane preparedness

Springhill Medical Center's priority during a hurricane is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.   Our plans include an incident command team that convenes and manages all aspects of every emergency situation.  

Please see the list below to find additional information on shelters, evacuation routes, checklists, and more.

Healthcare hurricane preparedness tips:

  • Stay informed about the latest forecasts and warnings.
  • Have a plan for evacuation or sheltering in place.
  • Make sure you have a disaster supplies kit.
  • Help your neighbors who may need assistance.

If you have special healthcare needs, you will find information below to help you prepare for the hurricane.

Special Needs Shelter Information

For pregnant women

The Alabama Public Health website has many suggestions for managing hurricanes while pregnant.  

Alabama Public Health Emergency Planning for Pregnancy

For home health care and homebound patients

Power Lines

If you are a homebound patient or dependent on any medical device that requires electricity, contact your physician to ask for their recommendation. If you are receiving home health services, make sure your home health provider has developed a special hurricane plan for you. If you require oxygen, check with your supplier about emergency plans. Should you evacuate, remember to take with you:

  • Bedding
  • Medications
  • Special equipment
  • Written care instructions

For people with other health needs

If you are dependent on life support systems or any medical device which requires electricity, you will need to make plans to relocate early for a hurricane. Power may be off for some time before, during and after a storm.

Hurricane resources

To learn more about preparing for a hurricane, please visit the resources listed below. 

Emergency management organization

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

For disaster assistance, call FEMA at 1 (800) 621-3362.

Mobile County Emergency Management Agency

Hurricane preparedness resources

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response

National Safety Council

Weather updates

National Weather Service

National Hurricane Center