If you are on oxygen, have a physical disability that would make it difficult to evacuate, or have other special needs that would place you at higher risk during an emergency event, you are strongly encouraged to sign up for the Special Needs Registry as part of your Emergency Preparedness Plan, as encouraged on the Emergency Management page.
Individuals who are on the registry will be contacted by a trained Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteer 36 to 72 hours before a hurricane (or another known disaster) is expected to hit our area. The volunteer will review your Personal Disaster Plan and notify the Special Needs Task Force if additional assistance is needed.
To learn more and sign up for the Special Needs Registry, visit Emergency Management’s website. If you have questions or need assistance signing up, please call (910) 798-6400.
To learn more about becoming an RSVP volunteer, visit our Volunteer page.