DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WKRG) – June 1 marked the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

After the hurricane season we had last year, communities along the Gulf Coast are preparing for what’s ahead.

Jeff Collier, the Mayor of Dauphin Island, says the 2020 season was particularly rough. The west end beach sustained damage from multiple hurricanes.

After working on repairs most of the off-season, things are seemingly back to normal again on the island.

Mayor Collier says being on a barrier island, the people who live there know what to expect during hurricane season, but wants to remind everyone including visitors to always stay informed on the weather.

Recently, the Town of Dauphin Island launched a free mobile app to keep people up to date on the current conditions and any news happening on the island.

Click here to download it.