Mobile County has designated Burns Middle School as a special needs shelter in times of emergency for special needs evacuees and their caretakers.

Special Needs

Special Needs Shelter Location

Burns Middle School 
6175 Girby Rd 
Mobile, AL 36693

Families are urged to create their emergency evacuation plan well in advance, as only a limited number of people can stay at this shelter. People who may qualify to stay in a special needs shelter include those on ventilators and those requiring use of a lift chair.


To register for the Special Needs Shelter, visit Smart911 to register a safety profile. With Smart911, you provide 911 operators and first responders critical information you want them to know in any kind of emergency, including special needs information. This service is provided in conjunction with the local Mobile County Communications District 911 Center.

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