You should ensure that any family members who have special needs are registered under the “Persons with Special Needs Program.” This program ensures that the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has an accurate accounting of those people needing special care and handling during a disaster or other emergency. Attached is a form for you to fill out for your special needs family members.
Additional information is also provided. This form can also be utilized by OEM for situations other than a hurricane. For example, in the event of a spontaneous evacuation (i.e., HAZ-MAT incident), it allows them to identify the locations of persons with special needs (PSNs). It also assists them in determining the quantity and type of transportation and medical assistance needed to support any evacuation effort.
Persons with Special Needs - FAQ's
Special Needs Form
Persons with Special Needs Brochure