Gulf County Emergency Management is responsible for planning for emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts for all types of emergencies and disasters in Gulf County, Florida. It's the goal of this department and other agencies serving the county, that the general public, schools, businesses, agencies and all others will be better prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.
The Gulf County area has endured more than a few various and sundry different types of natural and man-made disasters and emergencies. Coordinated plans must be developed to prevent or mitigate the effects of disasters upon individuals primarily, and to protect the property of those individuals, secondarily. Being prepared for a disaster or emergency is a vital part of living on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and it is everyone's responsibility.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management, in coordination with each local emergency management agency in the state, developed a registry to allow residents with special needs to register with their local emergency management agency to receive assistance during a disaster. The registry also allows facilities that provide assistance to individuals with special needs a system to register. The statewide registry provides first responders with valuable information to prepare for disasters or other emergencies.
Providing as much information as possible will allow emergency management officials to plan accordingly for future disasters. You will be e-mailed periodically to verify the information provided is correct and to make any necessary changes. Individual surveys will be archived after one year if not verified and facility surveys will be archived after six months if not verified.
Why should you register?
Florida Statute 252.905 declares any information furnished by a person or business to the Florida Division of Emergency Management for the purpose of being provided assistance with emergency planning is exempt from F.S. 119.07 (1) and s. 24 (a), Art. I of the State Constitution. Information provided through the FL Get a Plan website for the purposes of building a family and/or business emergency plan is therefore exempt from public records requests made of the Division and is only used for the express purpose of allowing visitors to this website to build and maintain family and/or business emergency plans.
Completing the Florida Special Needs Registry does not automatically qualify the individual for a special needs shelter. Additional information will be provided by your local emergency management agency regarding sheltering.
For assistance specific to Gulf County, contact the Emergency Management Office