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Prepare Seminole Disaster Preparedness Plan: Special Needs

Prepare Semiole

January 1, 2011

Special Needs Individuals are those with health or medical conditions who meet the program criteria or need transportation assistance during an evacuation. Those individuals meeting program criteria are provided sheltering and/or transportation assistance within the available resources of Seminole County. Seminole County Special Needs shelters are mainly in elementary schools.

The Seminole County Special Needs Program is a voluntary program that should be considered by individuals who have NO alternative than a public shelter or, need transportation to a shelter. The Office of Emergency Management recommends using this program only as a "last resort" and individuals with special needs should consider sheltering with relatives or friends prior to the use of a shelter.

If other alternatives are not available, individuals electing to use a Special Needs shelter, or any public shelter, should bring cots, bedding, medicine and medical supplies and food supplies for each person to be self sufficient for at least 72 hours.