Adults and children with functional needs are those who have a physical, cognitive, emotional, or sensory impairment (deafness, blindness, etc.) who require additional resources and assistance before, during or after a county-wide emergency or disaster. This would also include those people that use service animals for assistance.
A Special Needs Registry is a list of people within a jurisdiction (such as a County) that identifies those people with a special need who require additional assistance before, during or after a disaster or emergency. In order to ensure inclusion for notification, individuals with a Special Need sign on to the list on a voluntary basis. Minor children can have parents or guardians include them on the list. For those with a Power of Attorney, that person may enroll for you.
Click on the following document files to learn more about how you can protect yourself and/or loved ones that need additional assistance in the event of a disaster: