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Volusia County Special Needs Registry
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Volusia County Emergency Management and the Florida Division of Emergency Management are coordinating their efforts to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities or functional medical needs during a disaster through the Functional/Special Needs Registration Program.

During times of disaster, the Functional/Special Needs Shelter Program is designed to assist individuals who may require assistance in evacuating and sheltering who may have physical, mental or other functional needs. Participation in the Functional/Special Needs Shelter Program is on a volunteer basis. The program benefits both residents and emergency officials in planning for the health, safety, and shelter of evacuees during times of disaster.

Providing as much information as possible will allow emergency management officials to plan accordingly for future disasters. 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?

Exclamation To receive important information from local emergency management officials about evacuations.

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 local registry assistance please contact:

Volusia County Emergency Management
(386) 258-4088 Daytona Beach
(386) 736-5980 West Volusia
(386) 423-3395 Southeast Volusia

  • For questions concerning registration, sheltering, transportation and evacuation, please contact your local emergency management agency at: https://floridadisaster.org/counties/
  • For software and technical support, please contact the Florida Special Needs Registry Help desk Click here

  • Important!
    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. Registering on this website is not a guarantee that emergency officials will be able to assist you in an emergency.

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