Orlando, Florida — The Florida Division of Emergency Management has coordinated with each local emergency management agency in the state, and created a registry to let residents with special needs sign up to receive assistance during a disaster. If you have special needs, this will allow you to receive important information from local emergency management officials regarding evacuation and sheltering options that are available to you. It will also allow first responders to be prepared for your needs if you need to come to a shelter. Resources are limited and those people registered will have priority when an emergency situation arises. They will email you periodically to verify your information is correct, and if you don’t verify your information, your registration will be archived. Emergency management officials encourage you to register now-don’t wait until a storm has already made it’s way to your area.
To register for the special needs registry in your area, click here