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?
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