If you know of friend, relative or family member who has special needs during any major emergency you should request a special needs form from NSEMA, fill it out for them to be listed on our priority check list for help in an emergency.
DO NOT Report To Any Shelter Until Advised By The Local Media
REMEMBER: Not All Shelters Open At The Same
Regular Public Shelters accept anyone who is self
sufficient and who needs no outside assistance in performing activities of daily
living. They will have nursing personnel and volunteers to assist evacuees from
the time of arrival at the shelter.
The Special Medical Needs Shelter (WHO QUALIFIES) provides a safe, temporary place for persons requiring medical assistance during an evacuation from either a man-made or natural disaster rather than inundating local hospitals with a large number of people that a specially equipped and staffed shelter could adequately handle.
WHAT ROUTE TO TAKE TO SHELTER