Please click here to access the Indian River Special Needs Program Application: http://www.irces.com/EM/documents/Special_Needs_App.pdf Please click here for information on the Indian River Special Needs Shelter Program: http://www.irces.com/EM/Special_Needs.htm
Indian River County Emergency Management, along with all other counties in the state of Florida, has partnered with the Florida Division of Emergency Management to develop a registry that will allow residents with special needs to register to receive assistance during a disaster. The registry also allows facilities that provide assistance to individuals with special needs a system to register.
Providing as much information as possible will allow Indian River County Emergency Management to plan for future disasters. You will be e-mailed periodically to verify the information you provided is correct and you will be allowed to make any necessary changes. If not verified, individual surveys will be deleted after one year and facility surveys will be deleted after six months.
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 regarding sheltering will be provided by Indian River County Emergency Management.
Floridians are encouraged to prepare for all types of emergencies. Building an individual or family emergency plan is the first step. During an emergency, the government and other agencies may not be able to meet your needs. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and loved ones for a minimum of 72 hours. Those individuals with a special need are encouraged to identify an emergency support network and to build a disaster supply kit. It is especially important that you plan for an alternative place to reside in the event you are not able to immediately return your home once the disaster has passed.Registering on this website is not a guarantee that emergency officials will be able to assist you in an emergency.