Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Communications

Code Red Alert System

The Jekyll Island Authority highly recommends all residents and businesses register with the Code Red Alert system to receive updates on emergency and public services.


Jekyll Island Authority Emergency Alerts

The Jekyll Island Authority will use social media and email to notify residents and businesses of emergency situations and public services issues. To be added to the email list, please complete the form below.

Stay Safe: Hurricane and Severe Weather

Jekyll Island experiences a range of weather. Being situated on the coast, Jekyll is particularly at risk for hurricanes. Storms that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico have the potential to affect our island. Every resident should know how to stay safe when hurricanes strike. In cooperation with the Glynn County Emergency Management Agency, the Jekyll Island Authority has plans and procedures, for both natural and man-made disasters, to help residents prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of disasters.

Below are links to help you prepare for hurricanes and severe weather:


Flooding on Jekyll Island can be caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. Flood waters can cover streets up to two or three feet deep. The areas most prone to flooding are along the beach and marshes. In other areas of the island floodwaters are not as deep, but may still cover streets and yards and can flood cars, garages, basements and lower floors. Flooding can come with little warning. Please take heed of any storm and hurricane warnings on Jekyll Island and follow the outlined protocol to ensure you and your families safety.

Below are links for more information:

Hurricane Irma Recovery

In September of 2017, Jekyll Island, and the Southeast coast of the U.S., were impacted by Hurricane Irma. For a summary of Jekyll Island’s response to the storm please visit our Weather Alert page.


Police protection is provided by the Georgia State Patrol. The patrol post is located adjacent to the Guest Information Center at 901 Downing Musgrove Parkway. Always dial 911 for emergencies and tell the dispatcher that you are on Jekyll Island. Non-emergency calls can be made by calling 912.635.2303.

Firewise Community

Jekyll Island is a recognized Firewise Community. The Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire. The program provides resources to help homeowners learn how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together to take action now to prevent losses.