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The Special Needs Program
Special Medical and Transportation Needs during Evacuations
When an evacuation order is given, your best choice is to travel to an area outside of the anticipated impact area.  Know Your Zone!

If you have nowhere else to go, emergency public shelters will provide a safe place to "weather the storm."  But remember, these shelters can be crowded and uncomfortable, might have no electricity, and have no privacy or secure place to store your things.  (think of a "Life Boat vs. Cruise Ship" analogy)

The Special Needs Program is designed for those who:  
1) must seek refuge in a public shelter during an evacuation, and
2) have special medical/functional needs or require government transportation assistance.

Click here for the Special Needs Shelter Info Brochure

Special Needs Registry - Annual Enrollment
Residents who wish to participate in the Special Needs Program must enroll and update registration information annually prior to hurricane season (June 1st), even if there have been no status changes.

There are TWO ways to enroll in the Special Needs Registry:  
1) On-Line using the Florida Division of Emergency Management's Secure Registration Tool - individuals can self-register or may have their Home-Health provider or a relative register for them.

2) On Paper.  Download, print, complete, and mail this year's paper Special Needs Registration Form to:

NCEM Special Needs Registry
77150 Citizens Circle
Yulee, FL  32097


Please call the Emergency Operations Center 548-0900 and ask for help with the Special Needs Registry if you have questions!


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