Lee County participates in the Statewide Registry by uploading data obtained through an enhanced local special needs registration process. In order to register, applications can be found at https://shelterapp.leegov.com
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 hurricane or tropical storm. The State registry will forward to Lee County Emergency Management the information you provide here. Completing the Florida Special Needs Registry does not automatically qualify you for a special needs shelter. Lee County may require some additional information from you to determine which shelter is most appropriate for your needs, which may be in the format of additional forms or a phone call.
You must re-apply each year to remain on the registry. Once your application has been processed by Lee County Emergency Management, you will receive a letter from us specific to your sheltering and/or transportation needs. Providing as much information as possible will allow us to speed up the application processing time. The individual surveys will be archived after one year if not verified. Registering on this website is not a guarantee that Lee County emergency officials will be able to assist you in an emergency.
Why should you register?
Information provided through the FL Get a Plan website for the purposes of building a family and/or business emergency plan is 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. 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.